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What’s an Ashkenazi Woman to Do About Breast Cancer Testing?

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Being that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your social media feed is probably blowing up with urgent headlines and factoids and statistics. Recently, JTA published a piece about new statistics and studies that are essential reading for Jewish women, some of which urged women against testing:

“For the vast majority of American women (90 percent) who do not have a family history associated with an increased risk for the inherited mutations, the Task Force continues to recommend against genetic counseling and testing.”

To get the full story, read the rest of the piece here. What do you think of this new advice for Jewish women? What’s the best advice you’ve been given? Share your opinion with us below in the comments section.

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