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Breast Cancer Awareness

We cannot care for others if we do not care for ourselves first. Educate yourself and spread the word about breast cancer prevention. Learn how to do a breast self examination. Education and support of the groundbreaking research happening at Hadassah Medical Organization brings us all one step closer to a cure.

Advocate for Women,
Young and Old

Breast cancer can strike at any age. From self exams to mammograms, prevention plays a crucial role in the fight against breast cancer. Advocate today to increase awareness and access to women's preventive health services.


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Check It Out®: Early Detection Saves Lives

Building breast cancer awareness continues throughout the year through Hadassah’s education program—Check It Out® for Adults and Teens.


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Celebrating the Ta Tas: A Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Celebrate survivors and remember those women who lost the fight in an event filled with energy and enthusiasm for women’s health.


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The Uplift Project: Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness from A to DD

We have a photo gallery like none other—full of bras and glitter and humor, but a serious step towards educating women about breast cancer.


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Finding a Cure for Breast Cancer

One out of eight women will test positive for breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s too many lives disrupted, too many young women left infertile, and too many families broken by disease. We need to fight back.

Having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation greatly increases a woman's risk of getting breast cancer. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations have between a 50-80 percent chance of developing the disease. They also have about a 25-60 percent life risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Hadassah researchers in Israel have confirmed that there is at least a 10 times greater prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in the Ashkenazi Jewish community.


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News & Stories

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Thursday, Feb 18 2016

Dr. Tamar Peretz Explains Groundbreaking Research with BRCA1 Gene Mutation

Dr. Tamar Peretz was interviewed by Lifescript TV at the Women's Health Summit for Cancer...

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Thursday, Feb 18 2016

Bringing Attention to Genetic Breast Cancer Awareness

NBC affiliate 11 Alive’s Atlanta & Co interviewed Sue Rothstein, Co-Chair of the Hadassah...

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Monday, Oct 5 2015

Hadassah Responds to New York Times Op-Ed on BRCA Gene Testing

Hadassah's response to mischaracterization of their stance on BRCA testing.

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