Sharsheret

After Cancer - Now What? — By on March 5, 2010 at 12:40 am

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I’m back from the Young Survival Coalition conference in Atlanta and have lots of new information to share with all of you.br /
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Today – a href=”http://sharsheret.org/”ibSharsheret/b/i/abr /
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Sharsheret is a national non profit dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women who are facing the risk or diagnosis of breast cancer. br /
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Jewish women of Ashkenazi (European) descent have a significantly higher risk of developing breast cancer than other women as well as a higher rate of BRCA positive genetic mutations.br /
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Sharsheret is very close to the Hebrew translation for “chain” or “to link together” and I would be stunned if it meant anything else. Sharsheret provides bThe Link Program/b connecting peers who are at high risk or newly diagnosed with others who have been down the path before.nbsp; The provide education and outreach programs, quality of life programs, a booklet series and even an “iAsk Sharsheret/i” phone line for caregiver and family member questions.br /
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They provide Genetics for Life, so very necessary with the ever increasing genetic information out there, as well as Embrace, a support program for women living with advanced breast cancer. And of course, a a href=”http://sharsheret.blogspot.com/”blog/a!br /
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