NOTE: Since its discovery in 1995, this type of hereditary cancer has changed from one type of cancer, caused by mutations in only one gene to several types of cancer, caused by mutations in any of many different genes. As a result, all labels used to describe this syndrome, such as ''breast cancer gene'', ''BRCA'', ''hereditary breast and ovarian cancer'' and ''HBOC'' tell only part of the story, leaving out well over half of those who are affected. To better serve our patient group, we are in the process of changing our name and updating all resources to reflect the fully inclusive and future forward RISKY GENES™ brand. We ask for your patience during this process.
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Risky Genes Facebook Groups
Large social media sites are great, but can make it difficult to really feel a personal connection. In response, we recently launched several Risky Genes Facebook Groups at the local level. If you live in one of these regions there are others just like you waiting to meet you! And, please invite your risky genes family and friends!
Risky Genes Edmonton
Risky Genes Calgary
Risky Genes Vancouver
Risky Genes Victoria
We are looking for volunteers to help administer new Risky Genes Facebook Groups in their own communities across Canada. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.
Other Facebook Groups
HBOC Society Main Facebook page
BRCA Sisterhood Facebook page
BRCA Sisterhood Canada Facebook page
BRCA Advances 101 & 102 Facebook page
Facing Our Risk Empowered Facebook page (US)
Facing Our Risk Empowered Blog (US)
Beyond the Pink Moon Facebook page
Hereditary cancer chat