Genetics

Genetics plays a 5 to 10 percent role in all breast cancers.

Genetics plays a 5 to 10 percent role in all breast cancers, but is an even higher factor in young women diagnosed with the disease. Hear how one family dealt with first a daughter – and then a mother – being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Young Breast Cancer Survivor Talks BRCA

Krystle Hensley discusses her BRCA mutation and how it has affected her and her family.

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A Young Breast Cancer Survivor on the HPV Vaccine

Krystle Hensley shares the reason why she would want her kids to get the HPV vaccine.

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The Sherlings: A Mother Daughter Story

Hear the story as a daughter - and then a mother - are both diagnosed with breast cancer. Listen as they discuss the role of family history and genetics, discuss why genetic testing is important, and offer encouragement to others.

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Alabama's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Alabama, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveAL is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveAL's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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