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The Insider’s Guide on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

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The Insider’s Guide on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Genetic Testing October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to honor it, we have put together some tips from professionals in-the-know… Before you have genetic testing: Meet with a certified genetic counselor. Many health care providers offer ‘genetic counseling’ but are not graduate trained in Genetics, board eligible, or board…

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Video: Fertility and Age

Sometimes popular media gives us the false impression that it’s common and easy for women to have babies into their mid-forties and fifties, but in truth it’s more complicated. That’s why we were so thankful to see singer Sophie B. Hawkins publicly share her fertility struggles and story of delayed motherhood last week.In this video, Ellen…

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Surprising Factors that Place You at Higher Risk for HPV

Updated 4/1/19 The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually-transmitted virus that increases the risk of genital warts and several cancers, including those of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, mouth, and throat. HPV can be spread by skin-to-skin contact that occurs with oral, vaginal, or anal sex, as well as by shared use…

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Update: ACOG Releases New Opinion on use of Salpingectomy for Ovarian Cancer

Update: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a committee opinion for women of population risk to develop ovarian cancer. ACOG recommends that average-risk women who are having gynecological surgery (such as removal of their uterus (hysterectomy) or having their tubes tied (tubal ligation) be counseled about the option of having their fallopian tubes removed (salpingectomy) at…

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