• Your
    Jewish
    Community
    Facing
    Breast Cancer
  • Young Jewish women facing breast cancer have unique concerns. Consider Sharsheret your personal gateway to the resources you may need over time.

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  • When facing cancer, it makes a world of difference to connect with someone who shares your experience as well as your values and culture.

    Find resources for women at every age

  • You might wonder what comes next for you and your loved one. We can help you navigate your concerns about fertility, intimacy, and facing cancer together.

    Learn how we can help

  • A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family. We offer help for partners, children, parents, and friends.

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  • One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carries a BRCA gene mutation, nearly 10 times the rate of the general population. Working with health care professionals, we help you develop local cancer programs.

    Find resources for you and your patients

  • Breast cancer is not a Jewish woman's issue. It's a Jewish community issue.

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April 27, 2015

Hear from Sharsheret’s Director of National Outreach, Melissa Rosen, MA, as she discusses the unique risks and issues that impact young Jewish women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, how increased awareness can save lives, how community members can help, and how Sharsheret can help those

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April 27, 2015

What’s Jewish About Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer? Hear from Sharsheret’s Director of National Outreach, Melissa Rosen, MA, as she educates staff about the unique issues that impact young Jewish women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, how the staff can help, and how Sharsheret can help

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April 27, 2015

Join Sharsheret’s Director of National Outreach, Melissa Rosen, MA, as she facilitates a discussion about Angelina Jolie’s personal decision to have prophylactic surgeries to mitigate her risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Melissa will also address the unique risks and issues that impact

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Join thousands of other young adults across the country who are leading and participating in meaningful Sharsheret activities. Help us support young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer

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Share your experience with those newly diagnosed or facing the risk of breast cancer or ovarian cancer by becoming a Sharsheret “Link”, a peer supporter. Whether you are a recent survivor or a survivor of many years, or have a strong family history of cancer, enjoy the rewarding experience of supporting other women across the country. Our confidential “Links” connect

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“In my room watching Netflix,I did not expect what was coming.When my mom walked in and said, “Come here pumpkin, let’s talk.”The hurt in her eyes was as loud as a tree falling.She pulled me close and told me the news.She said, “I have breast cancer.” Tears overcrowded my eyes as fast as a   More »

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"Sharsheret is an amazing organization which consistently reminds me of how wonderful it is to connect with someone – how good it feels to provide support – and how successful a few passionate and strong women can be."