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Introduction:

Carriers of the BRCA1 or BRCA 2 genetic mutations are entitled to routine tests for early detection of breast cancer
There are medical centers dedicated specifically to carriers, assisting in organizing information, making appointments for tests and testing
The tests are performed free of charge for women who are eligible (check the payment arrangement for the tests with your HMO)


Women who test positive as carriers of the BRCA1 or BRCA 2 genetic mutations are at higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer then women in the general population.

  • These women are entitled (free of charge) to routine test for early detection of breast and ovarian cancer, including:
    • Breast MRI, performed once a year.
    • Breast ultrasound or mammography, performed once a year.
    • Blood tests for cancer markers, performed twice a year.
    • Vaginal ultrasound, performed twice a year.
    • Doctor consults according to need (oncologist, breast surgeon, gynecologist, etc.).

Who is Eligible?

  • Women found to be carriers of BRCA 1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations through Genetic Testing.
  • Men - there is a special clinic for testing and followup for male carriers. For additional information see the Bracha website.

How to Claim It?

Additional medical rights for carriers

Please Note

Aid Organizations

Government Agencies

Laws and Regulations

Credits

English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.