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One in 40 men and women of Ashkenazi (Central or Eastern European) Jewish descent carries a BRCA gene mutation, nearly 10 times the rate of the general population, making Jewish families significantly more susceptible to hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Men who carry a BRCA mutation have a 50% chance of passing that alteration on to each of their sons and daughters. If you have a strong family history of cancer, have considered genetic counseling for you or your children, or have opted for genetic testing, we can help.
“I didn’t want to call an organization. I didn’t want to be that person to ask for additional support. Speaking to my Link helped me feel better about myself."
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