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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated May 30, 2019 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 one of the myths surrounding men and genetic testing. Here…

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Your Checklist For Ovarian Cancer Genetic Counseling

ovarian-cancer-awareness-month Updated May 3, 2019 Less than 3% of cancer in women is ovarian in nature, but ovarian cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most common type of ovarian cancer, accounting for 85-90% of ovarian cancers. All patients with invasive ovarian cancer…

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Podcast: Real Men Get Genetic Counseling

Last Updated May 30, 2019 In this podcast we hear from Devin, a healthy 30-year-old male who underwent genetic testing and counseling and his late 20s. Since it’s fairly rare for a young healthy male to go through this process, Devin shared why he made the decision and how it has affected his life. Devin’s…

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Discussion: Men & Hereditary Cancer

In honor of Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, we wanted to shine a light on an important issue that does not usually get much attention: men and hereditary cancer. Men are often told that they don’t need genetic testing, since the cancer risks only impact women. However, this is inaccurate because there are cancer risks for male…

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Podcast: Yes, Men Can Get Breast Cancer

Since June is Men’s Health Month, we want to help set the record straight about men and cancer, especially breast cancer. In this conversation, Chris shares his story of being diagnosed with early-onset Stage III breast cancer as a 31-year-old newlywed. The messages from his story are clear: If men feel a lump under their…

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