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There is a new study giving free genetic testing for the BRCA mutation that leads to breast cancer לא עלינו. Unfortunately, the mutation is very common in the Ashkenazi community. I asked the founder why no Sefardim and he said the mutation is thankfully not in that community due to historical factors. There is an online sign up process that takes a little under an hour, a visit to a Quest Diagnostics lab and then you hear your results from a Genetic Counselor working with the study or from your own Doctor. The person running the study is one of the preeminent cancer geneticists and oncologists in the world. Here is the link and description below:

https://www.bforstudy.com

Women and men with a BRCA gene mutation have a greater risk of developing several types of cancer.  Most of those at risk do not know that they carry a BRCA mutation.

The BFOR study provides genetic testing for common BRCA mutations for women and men of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry, age 25 or older, in four U.S. metropolitan areas. 95% of American Jews are Ashkenazi.

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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 04:08:04 PM »
PSA: AYLOR before taking any genetic test.
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 04:17:08 PM »
PSA: AYLOR before taking any genetic test.
Yes, but genetic testing is the future....

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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 04:18:41 PM »
PSA: AYLOR before taking any genetic test.
Because?
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 04:19:46 PM »
Because?
Many assur it, because it's a lack of bitachon.
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 04:26:07 PM »
Many assur it, because it's a lack of bitachon.
Source? Most Poskim are very pro initiatives such as Dor Yeshoren.

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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 04:33:49 PM »
Source? Most Poskim are very pro initiatives such as Dor Yeshoren.
Of all genetic testing, Dor Yesharim is the least controversial, and even Dor Yesharim was very controversial when it started, and is still not universally accepted. R' Moshe was very against Dor Yesharim. Many who approve of Dor Yesharim would not approve of any other genetic testing.
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 04:55:08 PM »
Source? Most Poskim are very pro initiatives such as Dor Yeshoren.
Such as?
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 04:57:11 PM »
Because?
What does someone single who finds out that they have this mutation do? Do they need to tell any prospective spouse that they have a gene which would leave a 25% chance that their child would be more susceptible to types of cancer?
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 04:58:23 PM »
What does someone single who finds out that they have this mutation do? Do they need to tell any prospective spouse that they have a gene which would leave a 25% chance that their child would be more susceptible to types of cancer?
And if you're married?
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2018, 05:05:37 PM »
And if you're married?
With or without children? Siblings?
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 06:10:21 PM »
After being mekayem pru urvu, I would like to think that genetic testing of all couples, for all prevelent diseases (jscreen), should be recommended.

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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 06:35:53 PM »
After being mekayem pru urvu, I would like to think that genetic testing of all couples, for all prevelent diseases (jscreen), should be recommended.
What about bitachon?
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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 06:45:05 PM »
What about bitachon?
We're talking about a very minimal amount of hishtadlus, vs remote posibility of catastrophic issues.

If the tests would entail massive costs and inconveniences, then we could discuss bitachon. But a cheek swab is a joke.

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Re: Free Genetic Testing-BFor Study for Ashkenazi Jews-BRCA Mutation
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2018, 08:33:17 PM »
We're talking about a very minimal amount of hishtadlus, vs remote posibility of catastrophic issues.

If the tests would entail massive costs and inconveniences, then we could discuss bitachon. But a cheek swab is a joke.
-1 the amount of work is irrelevant. You can't play God.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.