Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

The vast majority of people diagnosed with colon cancer are over the age of 50. In fact, the average age of colon cancer diagnoses in the United States is 68 for men and 72 for women. However, colon cancer can and does occur in people in their teens, 20s, 30s, and...
The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer

The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, with a lifetime risk of ~1.5% for individuals in the United States. For the majority of pancreatic cancers, the cause is unknown and there is no known family history of the disease. In these circumstances, a cancer is...
Beyond BRCA: Gardner’s Syndrome (FAP)

Beyond BRCA: Gardner’s Syndrome (FAP)

This is the second in a series of articles built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. This is Elizabeth’s story of living with FAP, also known as Gardner’s Syndrome. Genetic Counseling Note: There are several hereditary cancer syndromes that can...