Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome
Bring Your Brave Campaign
This Center for Disease Control and Prevention campaign provides information about breast cancer to women younger than age 45 by sharing real stories about young women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer in Young Women
Young women can and do get breast cancer. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. This Center for Disease Control and Prevention web page provides information and resources.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Bright Pink's Know: BRCA Assessment can help you assess your risk of having a BRCA mutation. Learning your risk can help you and your doctor make important decisions for your health. Know: BRCA also has a Healthcare Provider Center that can help providers collect detailed family history information and determine whether referral to genetic services is needed.
Information for Oregonians
HBOC Syndrome: FAQ for Oregonians