Mastectomy Advice Sheet
In preparation for your mastectomy, outlined below is a list of advice and suggestions compiled from members of the Basser Center Leadership Council and Young Leadership Council to help you prepare for your surgery.
Black Genes Matter: Why I’m Partnering with the Basser Center to Launch Black & BRCA
Patient advocate Erika Stallings writes about her own experiences living with a BRCA mutation and why she has partnered with the Basser Center.
What’s in a Name: Previvorship & Patient Advocacy
For National Previvor Day, Basser Center genetic counselor Becca Mueller, MS, LCGC, writes about the origins of the term and what it means to BRCA mutation carriers.
Clinician Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month
For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we've compiled some helpful hereditary cancer resources for healthcare providers serving Latino patients and families.
Improving Early Detection and Treatment Options for Ovarian Cancer
Read about the latest research and ongoing studies focusing on screening, preventative surgery, and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
Family History Form
This form will help you start a conversation with your family and collect information about cancer in your family.
View Basser Center and Penn Medicine resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly geared towards cancer patients and BRCA mutation carriers.
BRCA and Melanoma
Melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer that only makes up 1% of overall skin cancers. However, it is a particularly aggressive form, which it is why it’s important to recognize symptoms and know your personal risk for melanoma.