When a women has the BRCA gene mutation (BReast CAncer gene mutation) her chances of getting breast cancer are as high as 85% and as high as 44% for ovarian cancer. As this is hereditary, the risks of passing it to ones children are extremely high. Hear one story of how a women changed the future of her children forever.
Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.