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Sexuality Clinics – Vaginal Dryness and Pain During Sex

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Sexuality Clinics – Vaginal Dryness and Pain During Sex

In keeping with our Valentine’s Day theme, we are focusing on sexuality in cancer survivors and previvors. Did you know that there are specialists in this area who can help you (and your partner) to get back in the groove? Here are some tips on vaginal dryness from Sharon Bober, PhD,  Director of the Sexual…

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Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome and CDH1 Mutations

Genetic Counseling Note: People who have a mutation in one of their two CDH1 gene copies have a syndrome called Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC). This syndrome increases the risk of developing stomach cancer in men and women, lobular breast cancer in women, and may be related to other types of cancer as well. People…

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Sue Friedman, Founder of FORCE, Shares

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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National Cancer Survivor's Day

To celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day, June 5th, we have compiled quotes from cancer survivors and families to educate and inspire others.  “I’ve always viewed my family history and genetic information as another tool – knowledge is power – I believe that. It empowered me, helped me make treatment decisions, and guided how I should…

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Who Should Be Concerned About Hereditary Cancer?

Most cancer is not hereditary. The majority, 90% of cancer is not inherited and is instead caused by a combination of factors, including aging, obesity and environmental factors. So who should be concerned about hereditary cancer? If one or more of the following factors are found in your family, you should consider seeing a certified genetic…

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