Living In My Genes
The Living in my Genes support group provides much needed guidance for men and women who carry the BRCA I & II genes. Being a carrier significantly increases their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Although the BRCA genes account for only 5-10% of breast cancer diagnoses, being a carrier of the gene has several consequences. The genes can be inherited from either parent and may be passed on to both sons and daughters. Each child of a genetic carrier, regardless of sex, has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated gene from the parent who carries the mutation. Meetings focus on answering patients’ questions about BRCA genes, making informative treatment decisions, and finding support from other men and women who carry the gene. Both survivors, those who have been diagnosed with cancer and “pre-vivors”, those who have not been diagnosed with cancer attend the meetings and share their wisdom. The Holy Redeemer Genetics Counselor and one of our breast surgeons facilitate the meetings.
Living in my Genes Meetings
Holy Redeemer Women’s HealthCare Center
45 Second Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
Come join with other women & men who share concerns about their genetic susceptibility to various cancers.