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Equal Access to High-Quality Care Critical for People at High Risk of Breast Cancer

When Janice Parker’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she saw the family rule take full effect – “what happens in the home, stays in the home.” Her family did not discuss the diagnosis with anyone – not even their closest relatives. Janice’s aunt never knew she was at a higher risk of breast cancer due to her family history because no one ever told her.

We Need to Talk About Breast Cancer 

Thelma Brown is a Susan G. Komen research advocate and a two-time breast cancer survivor. She has worked in the nuclear engineering industry and is a self-proclaimed science nerd. When Thelma’s oldest sister was diagnosed with estrogen receptor (ER)- positive HER2-positive breast cancer, Thelma began to read everything she could find on the disease. “It […]