What does it mean to test positive for a BRCA gene mutation?
Many people do not know what BRCA is, or they associate it specifically with BReast CAncer. When in actuality that is only part of the story. Simply put, testing positive for a BRCA gene mutation means that you are at an increased risk of developing both breast and ovarian cancer.
Why did I create this team?
Currently, there are no reliable tests to screen for ovarian cancer. So, for many of us with BRCA, we inevitable feel like ticking time bombs and that at any moment our ovaries could turn on us. And unfortunately, the normal suggested course of action is to remove our lady bits before the age of 40. But what if you don’t have kids yet? And what about early on-set menopause and hormone replacement therapy?
The truth of the matter is, we can't change our BRCA status. But together we can promise to raise awareness and do everything we can to support this cause. I want every woman who has this gene mutation to feel unBRCAble. And ultimately, make this disease beatable for every woman.
Please provide your support by giving generously. Better yet, if you are up for a challenge this September, come out and join me. Together we can make a difference. This team is open to everyone and anyone, regardless of your BRCA status.
BRCA Strong. BRCA Sisterhood.
Let’s be unBRCAble.
Every dollar I raise supports Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity that champions the health and well-being of women with ovarian cancer and others at risk of this disease. Funds will be used to fund vital research, spur advocacy efforts, and provide support so that we can change the future and help women live fuller, better, longer lives.
Please provide your support by giving generously. Better yet, if you are up for a challenge this September, come out and join us. Together we can make a difference.