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Topic: Share Your Story for Bring Your Brave (project of CDC)

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2015 10:36AM

Moderators wrote:

BUT, if you do, would you please share with us too to feature on our site?! That would be very special.

Thank you!

This is a Project of the CDC and taken directly from their site:

Bring Your Brave

Share Your Story. Empower and Educate Young Women.

About 11% of new breast cancer cases in the United States affect women under the age of 45, but many young women may not realize they are at risk for this disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking for women to share their stories about hereditary breast cancer, breast cancer risk, exploring their family history of cancer, and breast health for their new campaign, Bring Your Brave.

Please respond no later than May 15, 2015, if you are interested in being considered for the campaign and fit the following criteria.

We are looking for stories from women ages 18 through 44 who—

  • Found a lump or abnormal change in their breast that turned out not to be breast cancer.
  • Have a mother, sister, or first cousin who had breast cancer before the age of 50 and has a BRCA gene mutation.
  • Have undergone genetic counseling and testing, and fit at least one of the following criteria—
    • Have had breast cancer and have a BRCA gene mutation.
    • Have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer and have a BRCA gene mutation.
    • Have a personal or family history of breast cancer, have a BRCA gene mutation, and are of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.

We are also looking for stories from women of any age who—

  • Have been diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50, have a BRCA gene mutation, and have a daughter age 18 through 40. Both women must be willing to share their story about hereditary cancer, learning about family history, and having a BRCA gene mutation.

To be considered for this project, women must—

  • Not smoke or use illegal drugs.
  • Have completed their cancer treatment (if applicable) at least one year ago.

Prospective cast members must be willing to—

  • Share their story publicly as part of a national campaign.
  • Have their doctor complete a form about their medical history.
  • Submit to a background check.
  • Participate in a video and/or photo shoot.

Help young women learn about their risk for breast cancer by sharing your story by May 15, 2015.

For more information or to participate, send e-mail to BYBRecruitment@cdc.gov or call (202) 729-4099.

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