The doctor-patient relationship is often thought of as a thing of the past. Most of us live very busy lives and spending time discussing our health with our physician is not always our top priority, especially when we’re not sick. At least that’s what I thought. When I first met Dr. Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, I was quickly proven wrong.
News of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s death this week at age 52 has been incredibly emotional for me. That’s not because I know her personally, or am a huge fan of her work, but because the day she died was also the fourth anniversary of my preventative double mastectomy.
A dangerous genetic mutation causing an alarmingly high rate of breast and ovarian cancers, and doctors say one South Florida population has a higher risk, but there is a way to detect it. 7’s Kevin Ozebek tell us that’s why both women and men are being urged to take the test.
The mission of Yodeah is to educate and facilitate cost-effective testing for hereditary cancer genetic mutations in the Jewish community. Yodeah’s goal is to save lives. Knowledge is power. Knowledge saves lives.
BRCA stands for Breast Cancer. We all have BRCA genes. When a person carries an abnormal BRCA gene they are commonly known in the medical community as BRCA positive. Find out more about the BRCA gene, as well as other hereditary mutations.
It’s easy and inexpensive. Testing is done through a simple saliva test and sent to one of a handful of experienced genetics labs.