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BRCA Gene Testing And Treatment Options

Question: לכבוד מורנו הגאב׳ד ורבנים המכובדים שליט״א About 1 in 40 individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent will have a BRCA mutation, regardless of family or personal history of cancer (around 10X higher incidence than the general population). Women who are BRCA carriers have a significantly increased risk (susceptibility) for breast and ovarian cancer- up to 87% chance for breast and up to 44% for ovarian- ...

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BRCA Halachic and Hashkafic Overveiw

Testing and preventative treatment for BRCA, involves a number of issues both in halacha and hashkafa.        Is this form of testing and treatment a lack of Bitachon? Should one ideally just daven and hope for the best? Being that current medical knowledge has shown conclusively that one who is positive for a BRCAmutation is at a much higher risk to develop cancer, testing and taking proper measures certai ...

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