Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

The vast majority of people diagnosed with colon cancer are over the age of 50. In fact, the average age of colon cancer diagnoses in the United States is 68 for men and 72 for women. However, colon cancer can and does occur in people in their teens, 20s, 30s, and...
Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Nettie Stevens Nettie Stevens (1861-1912, American) discovered that a fetus’s sex is determined by chromosomes contributed by the parents during conception. Previously, it was believed that environmental factors during conception determined sex. Charlotte...
Beyond BRCA: Cowden Syndrome (PTEN)

Beyond BRCA: Cowden Syndrome (PTEN)

This is part of a series of articles written to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. In this interview, Heather shares her story of living with Cowden syndrome. Genetic Counseling Note: People who have a mutation (also known as a pathogenic variant) in the PTEN...