family pedigree

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: 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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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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