DNAIt 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.
Chromosome 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 support@willow.org.

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content developed in partnership with the deSouza institute
willow would like to thank the following people for their contribution
Content Experts
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

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