There are many organizations out there for those of us who are currently going through cancer treatment or who are cancer survivors. However very few organizations exist to support those who are at high risk for cancer, but don't have a diagnosis yet. Bright Pink is one such organization.
Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. They provide a variety of programs, such as their PinkPal Peer Support program where they pair up someone new to their potential high risk status, with someone who has already gone through some of the potential preventative measures (genetic testing, preventative surgery, etc.). They also offer free teleconferences, publications, and informative articles on their website.
In fact, we are excited to announce that the newest informative article on their site is about Employment Issues! We partnered up with Bright Pink and the Cancer Legal Resource Center to tailor our practical advice and tips on balancing work and cancer for this unique population of high risk women. If you or someone you know is at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, I encourage you to check it out! http://bebrightpink.com/for-high-risk-young-women/get-informed/employment-issues/