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One in 40 men and women of Ashkenazi (Central or Eastern European) Jewish descent carries a BRCA gene mutation, nearly 10 times the rate of the general population, making Jewish families significantly more susceptible to hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Men who carry a BRCA mutation have a 50% chance of passing that alteration on to each of their sons and daughters. If you have a strong family history of cancer, have considered genetic counseling for you or your children, or have opted for genetic testing, we can help.
"Sharsheret provides a very important service to the Jewish community at large. When a woman has no one to talk to or confide in, Sharsheret is there to provide a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, and a woman who has a shared experience to sympathize with. Keep up this great work!"
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