What Beyonce’s Dad And Angelina Jolie Have In Common

What Beyonce’s Dad And Angelina Jolie Have In Common

Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, recently went public with the announcement that he has breast cancer and carries a mutation in a gene called BRCA2. He joins Angelina Jolie as a celebrity who has shared his private medical and genetic history in order...

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Genetic Testing Unleashed: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Genetic Testing Unleashed: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

I’m a certified genetic counselor and I’ve witnessed the great benefits that can be realized with genetic testing. Genetic testing can help individuals and their clinicians determine if they are at higher risk to develop the cancer, cardiac disease, or other genetic...

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Genetic Testing: When Should You Consider Testing Beyond BRCA?

Genetic Testing: When Should You Consider Testing Beyond BRCA?

Ms. Matloff describes which patients are candidates for genetic testing, summarizes the types of hereditary cancer testing (gene vs panel) available for patient management and discusses the key personal and family history findings that determine which test is best for...

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