• We hope that watching In the Family helped you gain insight and perspective on the unpredictable world of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and predictive genetic testing. The In the Family Team is very aware of the complex emotions and questions that often arise after watching our documentary. We are committed to providing our viewers high-quality and accurate informational and educational resources.
• These materials and resources were developed by the In the Family Team, with the help of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Genetic Alliance, and FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, and with input from the National Human Genome Research Institute and National Cancer Institute, components of the National Institutes of Health.
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1) The state of knowledge about genes, genetic mutations and variations, and risks for cancer are constantly evolving. What was known at the time this documentary was created cannot reflect what we will know in the future. Thus, what is true today may not be the same in 2 years or 5 years. It is critical you speak with your personal primary care provider or genetic specialist to get the most up-to-date and relevant information for you and your family.
2) Disclaimer: The information on our site is available for educational purposes only. Information and Resources should NOT be interpreted as medical advice. All health information should be discussed with your health care provider.
3) Clinical research is being done to learn about genes, genetic changes and the risk that those changes result in cancer and other diseases. Researchers continue to identify new genes and gene mutations that affect cancer risk and are working to uncover what the true risk of mutations to these genes may be. In parallel, drugs and interventions are being tested that may reduce this risk. People with inherited mutations and those at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer should consider taking part in the cutting edge science of ongoing clinical trials.
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