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...
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...