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FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered--an excellent resource for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE is a national organization dedicated to educating and helping individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Includes quality information about hereditary cancer, personal stories, conferences, resources, etc.
http://www.facingourrisk.org/

Yale Cancer Genetics Program--the website for the Yale Cancer Genetics program. Please see their 'Fact Sheets' and 'Resources' sections for access to quality information on all types of topics including: information about hereditary breast ovarian colon uterine cancers; hormone use; cancer and sexuality; insurance issues; and family history research
http://medicine.yale.edu/cancer/patient/index.aspx

Bright Pink--Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Special features include peer matching with other young women with breast cancer, quality education, the Little Bright Book series, and text message alerts for self breast exams.
http://www.bebrightpink.org/home/

Mayo Clinic--information on a variety of disease related topics
Genetic testing for breast cancer: Psychological and social impact--
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/genetic-testing/BR00014

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries--
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/WO00095

Prophylactic mastectomy: Breast cancer prevention for high-risk women--
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prophylactic-mastectomy/WO00060


Myriad Genetic Laboratories--Myriad is the company that holds a patent on the testing of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. They are also one of several companies who provide testing for other hereditary cancer syndromes such as those for colon cancer. See website for general information about testing, risk information, information and contacts for insurance and billing questions.
http://www.myriadtests.com/consumer_home.htm

Renown Journey--The publication of the Renown Institute for Cancer
Two issues featuring patients seen for cancer risk assessment by the Genetics team at Perinatal Associates
http://www.renown.org/workfiles/pdf/cancer/journey2.pdf
http://www.renown.org/workfiles/pdf/cancer/Journey3.pdf
Our genetic counseling services for colon cancer are featured in a recent issue of Journey Magazine
http://rgj.p2ionline.com/RenownJourney/sitebase/index.aspx?adgroupid=208322&view=double&webstoryid= &webstoryid2=

Genetic Counselor Brandy Freschi discusses Angelina Jolie, the BRCA genes and genetic testing with Alice 96.5 radio and HealthyReno.com
(audio only) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1hTq2q5p5Y&feature=youtu.be
These links will take you to other websites with information you may find helpful
Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment