A Breast Cancer Survivors Story  Being Jewish and Breast Cancer Risk
Leslie Ries, a breast cancer survivor, shares her story and how she learned through genetic testing that she carried the BRCA 1 gene mutation. Being Jewish can put you at high risk for breast cancer. Jewish women and men of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews) often have a higher percent of the protein BRCA1 and BRCA, which went damaged, does not perform their proper function. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/centers/breast_cancer_program/index.html