family history of disease

What I Wish I’d Asked My Mother

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What I Wish I’d Asked My Mother

May 2019 Update So, I am starting from scratch. With Ellen’s support, I figured out how to get my mother’s medical records so that I can start to fill in our pedigree. Working for mCG helped me to realize that this information is empowering, not threatening. You know what’s scary? Not having all the facts.…

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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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Beyond BRCA: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1)

Last Updated November 2018 Mark with his wife Stasha and son Alan This article is part of a series built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. This is Mark’s story of living with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1). Genetic Counseling Note: Individuals with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) are at increased risk to develop…

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Video: Breeding Out Disease

Last autumn 60 Minutes aired a controversial episode on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), a loaded topic to say the least. In preparation for Newborn Screening Awareness Month this September, we’re revisiting this topic in order to help break it down. Listen to find out what PGD means, how it’s used and why its purpose is often…

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