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Background Information

As with all decisions about your health, it's important to be informed—and to get the information on which you base your decisions from an authoritative source. The sources listed below offer a starting point. Be sure to keep track of any questions that come up so you can ask your doctor at your next visit.

From the American Cancer Society:

Note: The American Cancer Society is not affiliated with InheritedRisk.com.

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From City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center:

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From Cleveland Clinic:

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From Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory:

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From the Mayo Clinic:

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From Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:

Note: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is not affiliated with InheritedRisk.com.

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From the National Cancer Institute:

Note: The National Cancer Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health, a US government agency.

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The National Human Genome Research Institute:

Note: The National Human Genome Research Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health, a US government agency.

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From the National Library of Medicine:

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From UT Southwestern Medical Center:

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From Yale Cancer Genetics Counseling:

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Links for Further Exploration

Learn more from other leading treatment and research institutions listed below.

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital
www.massgeneral.org/cancer/care/adult/risk/index.asp

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
www.cancer.duke.edu/modules/BreastOvarian2/overview.php

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
www.bidmc.harvard.edu/display.asp?leaf_id=12029

Carolina Georgia Cancer Genetics Network
http://cancer.med.unc.edu/cancergenetics/

Carolinas Medical Center
www.carolinashealthcare.org/facilities/hospitals/cmc/centers.cfm

Cooper Cancer Institute
www.cooperhealth.org/content/cancer/Cancer_Breast.htm

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
www.Dana-Farber.org/pat/cancer/default.html

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
www.enh.org/clinicalservices/medicalgenetics/
hereditaryconditions/cancer

H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
www.moffitt.usf.edu/Site.aspx?
spid=57D954BFDEB14189948146AE3F41D6C0

Hoag Cancer Center
http://www.hoaghospital.org/cancercenter/Search-Gynecologic.aspx

Inova Fairfax Hospital
http://www.inova.com/cancer/about.jsp

Lankenau Hospital
www.mainlinehealth.org/article_15514.asp

Magee-Womens Hospital/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
http://mageecancer.upmc.com/Genetics.htm

MD Anderson Cancer Center
http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/ccg/

Texas Oncology at Baylor University
www.baylorhealth.com/SpecialtiesServices/Cancer/Pages/Education.aspx

University Hospitals of Cleveland Center for Human Genetics
www.uhhospitals.org/case/OurServices/CentersandPrograms/GM/
AddictionRecoveryServices/tabid/1196/Default.aspx

University of Colorado Cancer Center
www.uccc.info/for-healthcare-professional/cancer-center/index.aspx

University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital
cancer.uchc.edu/patients_families/treatment_types/breast/index.html

University of Kansas Medical Center
www.kumed.com/bodyside.cfm?id=2486

Winthrop University Hospital
www.winthrop.org/departments/institutes/cancer/

Note: These institutions are not affiliated with InheritedRisk.com.

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