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Israel’s election feels like a lifetime ago. Those of you with a suitably long memory, however, will recall that one of its defining features was empowerment of the underdog. There was the historic unification of Arab parties and Jewish-Arab party Hadash on one slate. And then there was the small matter of a feminist revolution with U’Bizchutan - Haredi Women Making Change, the first-ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party, joining the fold.
“I would like to know more about testing for hereditary cancer risk. My mother had breast cancer and my sister had ovarian cancer. I asked my primary doctor about genetic testing, but she said that I don’t need it; as long as I am healthy, I’m good. What should I do?”
(JTA)-— It’s been a busy couple of weeks for breast cancer. Of course, breast cancer is always busy, exerting its sneaky destruction through abnormal cell growth. But now it’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the scary fact is everywhere again: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.
Rochelle Shoretz, a longtime advocate for women with cancer, died Sunday from complications of breast cancer. She was 42. Shoretz was the founder of Sharsheret, a national organization for young Jewish women facing breast and ovarian cancer.