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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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Methods of Contraception

Question: MIRENA is a small T-shaped intrauterine system (IUS) which after insertion releases the hormone levonorgestrel (a progesterone) into the uterus. Its mode of action includes prevention of proliferation of the endometrium (lining of the uterus), thickening of the cervical mucus thus inhibiting the passage of זרע and suppression of ovulation in some women. Another alternative form of intrauterine con ...

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