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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated May 30, 2019 True or false? Men don’t need genetic testing since only women can have a hereditary risk to develop cancer. Answer: FALSE. The notion that men cannot have hereditary cancer mutations that put them at increased risk to develop cancer is just one of the myths surrounding men and genetic testing. Here…

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My Gene Counsel Launches Digital Genetic Counseling Technology

Branford, CT: My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that links evidence-based information to clients’ genetic test results, today announced the launch of its proprietary online platform that pairs specific genetic test results with unbiased, accurate and continuously updating information for consumers, their families and clinicians. For the consumer, My Gene Counsel’s digital genetic counseling…

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TweetChat: Lynch Syndrome And Other Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes

To conclude Lynch Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our phenomenal co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Heather Hampel, MS, LGC. Hampel is a genetic counselor at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research interests include screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for Lynch…

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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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Discussion: Should We Test Minors For Hereditary Cancer Syndromes?

Last week we held a Tweet Chat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman to hear what our community had to say on the issue of genetic testing in minors. This is a controversial topic with no easy answers, and we were thrilled with the great turnout and information shared. Here are the highlights: Question…

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Podcast: Don't Allow The Wrong Genetic Test To Be Ordered For Your Family

In this podcast episode, our CEO and President, Ellen T. Matloff, interviews Colleen, a 43-year-old ovarian cancer survivor. Colleen shares her family’s story and how she suspected she was at increased risk to develop ovarian cancer. Colleen’s sister was diagnosed and died from ovarian cancer at the young age of 33. At the time of…

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