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 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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Updated May 30, 2019 National Cancer Survivors Day is June 2, 2019. To celebrate, 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…

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Most cancer is not hereditary. Approximately 80% 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 red flags are found in your family, you should consider seeing a certified…

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