Ovarian Cancer

Pink Challah, Cancer and Self-Care

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 6, 2018

February was an intense time on The Layers Project Magazine. When I began this issue, I knew that BRCA genetic…

Donna’s Story: BRCA Diagnosis, A Hidden Blessing

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 25, 2018

This profile is sponsored in partnership with Sharsheret. Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their…

Is the Jewish Community Ready to Confront its Cancer Risk?

By Chani Wiesman | February 20, 2018

When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Sarah was too young to understand. Now, at age 32, she’s already…

Filled with Emptiness: Grieving After a Mastectomy or Hysterectomy

By Dvora Entin | February 19, 2018

This essay is based on the collective experiences of women I have counseled over the years. Dear Sister, You cannot…

Genetic Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2: To Test Or Not To Test?

By Naomi Kornhauser | February 17, 2018

When we discuss testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, it means that a blood sample will be collected to test if…

Amy’s Story: Making Choices For Me

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 13, 2018

(1/6) “The Inevitability of My Genetics” “I grew up in a household where my mother was a cancer survivor. As…

Put to the Test: Why We Need to Talk About BRCA Genes

By Rachel Hercman | February 7, 2018

If there was a bingo board listing sensitive issues in the Jewish community today, the conversation about BRCA mutations would…