Breast Cancer And Ovarian Cancer: Exploring The Connection

By Elana Silber, Shera Dubitsky, Noah Kauff, Elizabeth Poynor

Sharsheret, November 15, 2006

Transcript of a conference on Breast Cancer And Ovarian Cancer: Exploring The Connection. More and more women are opting for genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations with the knowledge that breast cancer survivors with a BRCA mutation are at increased risk of also developing ovarian cancer. Women are now calling Sharsheret with new concerns and treatment decisions relating to ovarian cancer. Their questions include: How are breast cancer and ovarian cancer related? What should I be doing to prevent ovarian cancer, now that I no longer have breast cancer? What measures should I take to prevent breast cancer, now that I have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? I am concerned about developing ovarian cancer. May I speak with another breast cancer survivor who has tested for the gene mutations?

Topic: European Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Emotional Support, Medical Care, Ethnicity, Genetics, Health and Healing, Women

Page Number(s): 1-34

Funder: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Northern New Jersey

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Silber, Elana. Dubitsky, Shera. Kauff, Noah. Poynor, Elizabeth. Breast Cancer And Ovarian Cancer: Exploring The Connection. Sharsheret. 15 November 2006: 1-34. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7177


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