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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Have Updated: Here is What You Need to Know

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Have Updated: Here is What You Need to Know

October 2017 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,…

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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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Beyond BRCA Testing: CHEK2 Mutation

This article is part of a series created to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. Here’s Cindy‘s story of living with a CHEK2 mutation.  You can find her @SpannerinMe or on her blog. Genetic Counseling Note: Mutations in the CHEK2 gene are known to increase an individual’s risk to develop breast cancer, as well as colon and…

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I Had a Cancer Gene Panel Done and All I Got Was This T-shirt

Over the past 15 years we’ve learned that there are many hereditary cancer genes that, when mutated, increase the risk of cancer development. Not just BRCA1 and BRCA2 for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Not just the Lynch Syndrome genes and APC for hereditary colon cancer. Dozens of genes that, when mutated, cause different ranges…

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