My journey of testing positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2

Lori Getz, MA, shares advice from her personal journey of testing positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2 on how someone who has just tested positive can best overcome the challenges
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My journey of testing positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2

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The advice that I would give to somebody facing this is: "Don't do it alone." Make sure your family is involved. If you have a significant other, make sure you talk to them about it. Reach out--there's lots of organizations. My favorite is FORCE, which is Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered; they have incredible support groups. You need to look at all of your options, figure out what's best for you, and talk about it. Make sure you understand your options, and you understand how it's going to affect you and your family. Don't try to do it alone.

Lori Getz, MA, shares advice from her personal journey of testing positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2 on how someone who has just tested positive can best overcome the challenges

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Lori Getz, M.A.

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Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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