It is estimated that 5-10% of all breast cancer cases are hereditary. Abnormal genes (or gene mutations) that greatly increase breast and ovarian cancer risk are passed on from parent to child within some families. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most common genes that have been linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
When you call Willow, you can speak to a member of our Support Team who has a BRCA mutation and who understands the impact of a positive diagnosis. We can offer you information, emotional support and encouragement. Call us, toll-free, at 1.888.778.3100 or email us at email@example.com.
your cancer risk
content developed in partnership with the deSouza institute
|Mary Jane Esplen||PhD, RN|
|Mary McCullum||RN, MSN, CON(C)|
|Justin Lorentz||MSc, CGC|
|Jaime Escallon||MD FRCSC FACS Surgical Oncology|
|Amy Finch||MSc, PhD, CGC|
de Souza Instructional Design Team
|Tracy Soong||Research analyst|
|Laura Greenlee||MScBMC, multimedia developer|
|Jerusha Ellis||MScBMC, multimedia developer|
Thank you to all the women who shared their stories for the HBOC video series