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What I Wish I’d Asked My Mother

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What I Wish I’d Asked My Mother

In 6th grade as I was walking back from gym class, my guidance counselor was standing in the hallway calling my name. She took me back to her office and explained that my mom had been diagnosed with cancer and needed to have an operation. My mom had surgery and a big scar across her…

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Beyond BRCA: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1)

This article is part of 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 more than 20 types of tumors, although the most common findings are tumors…

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Milk Your Family Elders this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up and there is a good chance that you will have the rare opportunity to visit with extended family for a few hours.  Now is the time to milk them.  Not for money, not to be written into their inheritance, but for another type of precious family heirloom — your family history.…

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