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BRCA Mutation Leads to Action,

Advocacy for Genetic Testing

Lynne Garfinkel decided to be proactive, and had a genetic test done at the OSUCCC – James in August. A few weeks later she got the call. “They said I have the BRCA2 mutation,” Garfinkel said. “It stopped me in my tracks. Do I have cancer? What do I do? I wasn’t so much panicked as I was shocked.”

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Woman with friends and family who advocate genetic testing

Genetic Testing Alerts Daughters

to Future Breast Cancer Risk

When you’re a mom and your daughters have the inherited the BRCA gene mutation that greatly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, it can be tough news to swallow.

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