Nine Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Nine Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated June 15, 2022 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...
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...
Who Should Consider BRCA Testing?

Who Should Consider BRCA Testing?

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited genetic condition characterized by increased risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers. Melanoma and other cancers may also be associated. Genetic counseling and testing can help...