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Beyond BRCA: MYH

This article is part of a series built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. Here’s one woman’s story of living with MYH. Genetic Counseling Note: MYH is an hereditary cancer predisposition gene that, unlike most hereditary cancer syndromes, is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.  This means that in order to have the full syndrome, called…

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Who Should Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer? : Guidelines Have Expanded

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC) is a well-known hereditary cancer syndrome characterized by early-onset breast cancer as well as ovarian, pancreatic, prostate cancers and/or melanoma.  Genetic counseling and testing can help individuals learn more about their cancer risks, and their options for surveillance and risk reduction. Approximately 10% of all cancer is thought…

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Beyond BRCA: Lynch Syndrome

This article is part of a series built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. Here’s Georgia’s story of living with Lynch syndrome. Genetic Counseling Note: Lynch syndrome, also called Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome (HNPCC), is an autosomal dominant condition that can be caused by a mutation in one of at least 5 different genes (MSH2,…

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National Caregivers Month: Gabbie & Meaghan’s Story

Did you know that November is National Caregivers Month? Today we are sharing the story of two friends, one BRCA positive and the other who stood by her side through a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. Being a caregiver can really mean taking on many different roles.  As this recent interview reveals, sometimes it means pigging out…

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Video: Genetic Testing for only $249?

One genetic testing company recently grabbed headlines by announcing that for just $249 they will be offering a cancer gene panel that will test for 19 hereditary cancer genes. There is no doubt that low-cost options like these will break access to genetic testing wide open. But, does this mean everyone should run out and have…

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Podcast: Yes, Men Can Get Breast Cancer

Since June is Men’s Health Month, we want to help set the record straight about men and cancer, especially breast cancer. In this conversation, Chris shares his story of being diagnosed with early-onset Stage III breast cancer as a 31-year-old newlywed. The messages from his story are clear: If men feel a lump under their…

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