Tips For Having Sex After Oophorectomy, Hysterectomy

A major issue for female cancer previvors and survivors that have undergone an oophorectomy or hysterectomy is sex following surgery. And as you may expect, it’s an issue that patients and clinicians don’t always know how to talk about or address. This...

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For $249, Shouldn’t We All Have the Cancer Gene Panel?

For $249, Shouldn’t We All Have the Cancer Gene Panel?

Color Genomics just announced that for a mere $249 they are offering genetic testing for a panel of genes that will include BRCA1, BRCA2 and 17 other genes associated with cancer risk. Considering that the lead competitor in this space offers their cancer gene panel...

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New Baby Gene Mapping Project Will Begin This Month

New Baby Gene Mapping Project Will Begin This Month

This month, doctors in Boston will being the BabySeq project, a trial program conducting whole genome sequencing on 240 healthy babies as well as 240 babies in intensive care. The team will look for genetic mutations that are strongly associated with...

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What’s Autism Got to Do with It?

What’s Autism Got to Do with It?

Updated 4/1/2019 What does autism have to do with hereditary cancer? In most cases, nothing. But in honor of Autism Awareness Month, we want to highlight the connection between having a mutation (also known as a pathogenic variant) in a gene called PTEN and an...

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You've Always Had the Power My Dear. You Had it All Along.

You've Always Had the Power My Dear. You Had it All Along.

Last week was a great reminder of the power of the consumer – namely, You. Forbes published an article about Angelina Jolie with which many of us in the hereditary cancer community took issue. Some felt the tone was a bit snarky and that the medical and scientific...

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Discussion: Your Need-to-know Guide About Colon Cancer

Updated March 5, 2019 In honor of March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, we've shared resources, information, and personal stories on prevention and living through cancer. We'd like to end the month with our attention on Lynch Syndrome – a hereditary cancer...

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I Had a Cancer Gene Panel Done and All I Got Was This T-shirt

I Had a Cancer Gene Panel Done and All I Got Was This T-shirt

Over the past 15 years we’ve learned that there are many hereditary cancer genes that, when mutated, increase the risk of cancer development. Not just BRCA1 and BRCA2 for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Not just the Lynch Syndrome genes and APC for hereditary...

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