“You Shall Love Your Neighbor As Yourself” (Leviticus 19:18)
I know too many Jewish women who have died from breast or ovarian cancer.
When I was 11 years old, my Aunt died of pancreatic cancer, my grandmother died of ovarian cancer and many men in my family have had prostate cancer.
I am an Ashkenazi Jew, and there is a good chance that a BRCA gene mutation these caused these cancers and deaths.
Until recently, I did not know that the National Cancer Institute has issued a blanket recommendation for all Ashkenazi Jews to undergo DNA testing and screening for the BRCA gene mutation.
The BRCA gene mutation is especially prevalent among Jews of Eastern European descent.
However, I know that few Ashkenazi Jews have had DNA testing and even fewer know that this deadly BRCA gene mutation is a hereditary gift that keeps on giving.
I think it is time to change that paradigm.
Fortunately, I am in a position to make a difference.
Even if DNA testing hasn’t taken place during life, it can still take place after death.
Kronish Funeral Services is offering post-mortem DNA testing and screening. The test is non-invasive and the cost is modest.
Post-mortem DNA testing is not a service provided by well-known consumer ancestry testing services. Post-mortem testing requires specialized laboratory equipment and procedures.
Kronish Funeral Services can offer post-mortem DNA testing because it has established a relationship with one of the leading post-mortem testing services in North America.
If you get tested, you can give the gift of life to your family long after you have passed. And, you can save your family from the years of heartache and loss experienced by my family.
If you would like to learn more about post-mortem DNA testing please call Kronish Funeral Services a 561-717-2874.