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What's the blessing in finding out you're a carrier of the breast cancer gene?
9/22/2011, 10:09 PM

A7 Radio's "Life Lessons with Judy Simon" with Judy Simon
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Debra Nussbaum Stepen took some drastic steps to ensure she would not get cancer, even though she is a carrier of the BRCA2 cancer gene.

Then she helped found an organization called BRACHA, meaning blessing, which gives support, medical advice and assistance to those who have the gene, plus everything you ever wanted to know about breast and ovarian cancer. Did you know that men with the BRCA gene have a 6% chance of developing breast cancer?
To find out more about the blessings in BRACHA, tune in, or click on their website:

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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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