Today, October 3, we are honoring Previvors of Breast and Ovarian Cancer!
Today is National Previvor Day, when we honor people with a predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer who have not had the disease. More previvors than ever before are empowering themselves with the vastly improved resources and prediction models for breast cancer, including genetic counseling, genetic testing, high risk breast programs, chemoprevention, and risk-reducing surgery.
This week (September 30 – October 6) is HBOC Week
It’s National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Week, a time when we create awareness, recognize those with a genetic predisposition to cancer, and work towards a future when hereditary cancer no longer exists, through enhanced population screening, earlier detection, genetic editing, and targeted therapy.