ATLANTA -- On the 11th of every month, 11Alive reminds women to do a breast self-exam and call a buddy to tell her to do one too.
LEARN MORE | 11Alive Buddy Check
While past information offers very little information into how genetics could put women at greater risk for breast cancer, a new test offers some fresh insight.
Dr. Cecelia Bellcross, director of Emory University's Genetic Counseling Training Program, was on the 11Alive News Today morning show July 11 to talk about the BRCA1 gene, which increase a woman's chance of getting breast cancer.
Learn more at breastcancergenescreen.org.
RELATED | Follow 11Alive anchor Valerie Hoff's battle with breast cancer