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Science Hard at Work on a Cure for Breast Cancer

Coverage for Genetic Testing

A woman who has inherited a harmful mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 is about five times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman who does not have such a mutation. Insurance companies should not have the right to decide who gets funded for testing.

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My Story

My name is Theresa. I'm a 33-year-old mom of 3 and have 4 step children. During a regular shower I felt a lump in my right breast. I called my gynecologist and went to see him. I was reassured it was probably nothing. Within three hours I had an ultrasound and mammogram…

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Life Is Beautiful

I was diagnosed as terminal in 1982; my breast cancer from 1981 had metastasized to both my lungs. I had a double modified radical mastectomy in 1981 and a prophylactic one in 1982. My mom died in 1952, leaving her little girls: 2, 7, and 11. When I was diagnosed, my boys were 7, 14, and 15 — and I was determined to stay alive…

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Mammograms For African Women

In Sierra Leone, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women. A lack of understanding about the disease causes many women to delay seeking treatment until stage 3 or stage 4. Develop Africa provides much needed education about risk factors associated with the disease and the importance of early detection.

This Gift That Gives More™ supports Develop Africa's mission by covering the cost of essential breast cancer educational materials and funding mammograms.

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