Hereditary Thyroid Cancer

Hereditary Thyroid Cancer

The endocrine system is the bodily system that regulates our metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, mood, and more. Glands that produce hormones and regulate these functions include: Pineal gland Pituitary gland Thyroid Thymus...
Who Should Consider BRCA Testing?

Who Should Consider BRCA Testing?

BRCA-Related Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer syndrome is a hereditary cancer syndrome caused by mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. It results in increased risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers and possibly melanoma. Experts believe genetic risk...
Understanding Prostate Cancer

Understanding Prostate Cancer

While the odds are good that you know someone affected by prostate cancer, you may not know all the facts. Learn the hereditary factors, treatment methods, and some possible preventive measures. What is prostate cancer? The prostate gland is found only in men. It is...
Hereditary Kidney Cancer Part 1

Hereditary Kidney Cancer Part 1

Last Update: March 5, 2019 This article will focus on kidney cancers and the possibility that kidney cancers may be due an inherited risk. It is estimated that ~3-5% of kidney cancers are hereditary. Photo Credit: WebMD Usually, a person is born with two kidneys. ...
Hereditary Kidney Cancer Part 2

Hereditary Kidney Cancer Part 2

Photo Credit:  Urology Care Foundation Updated: March 5, 2019 In Part 1 of this series on hereditary kidney cancer, we introduced red flags that increase the likelihood of a hereditary predisposition to kidney cancer.  In this post, we review six hereditary cancer...