What are the chances of getting cancer with BRCA1 or BRCA2

Lori Getz, MA, shares advice from her experience on what the odds of getting breast and/or ovarian cancer with a BRCA mutation
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What are the chances of getting cancer with BRCA1 or BRCA2

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The odds of getting breast and/or ovarian cancer with a BRCA mutation--the experts really range on this; no one knows exactly what it is--but statistics range anywhere from 50% up to 88%. The genetic counselor that I met with strongly recommended that I take a closer look at this, because his feeling, as a breast surgeon, is that my odds due to my family background and the hereditary gene was up to about 87% for breast cancer and over 50% for ovarian cancer.

Lori Getz, MA, shares advice from her experience on what the odds of getting breast and/or ovarian cancer with a BRCA mutation

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Lori Getz, M.A.

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Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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