October has been a very busy month for My Gene Counsel! Our BRCA1 and BRCA2 product line officially launched last week and consumers may now sign up! We were invited to attend the Genetic Health Information Network Summit in Nashville, TN earlier in the month. Our CEO, Ellen Matloff, is speaking at the National Organization of Rare Disease…

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We asked previvors in the community: what would you like to say to the person on the fence about whether or not to have genetic testing? Here’s the advice they offer! Photo Credit: Laura Rice It’s not painful. You’ll get so much out of it (the answer). You’re strong enough to find out and move…

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides guidelines to help determine who should have genetic testing for hereditary cancers and how individuals should be followed after testing. They recently published updates to these guidelines that we’ve summarized below. The full guidelines can be found here. We’ve also previously published a list of risk factors, that if…

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Sue Friedman Sue Friedman is the Founder and the Executive Director of FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.  Sue has been a well-known leader in the BRCA community for many years — this is a bit…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Genetic Testing October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to honor it, we have put together some tips from professionals in-the-know… Before you have genetic testing: Meet with a certified genetic counselor. Many health care providers offer ‘genetic counseling’ but are not graduate trained in Genetics, board eligible, or board…

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