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November 10, 2021

Access to Information and Support is the Key to Education for the Deaf Community

by Debbie Lesser Genetics is a confusing topic for most people. Whereas genetic counselors have had years of education, many receiving postgraduate degrees, the general population typically learns about genetics through articles, documentaries,...

November 03, 2021

What does the ‘breast cancer gene’ mean for men? For some, pancreatic and prostate cancer

by Dr. Matthew Simpson  The first time I heard about BRCA was during my second year of medical school. Named after the first letters in “breast” and “cancer,” the gene can carry a hereditary mutation that affects about one in 400 people....

October 28, 2021

Do Not Wait: Empowering Other Families by Sharing My Story

by Felicia Johnson Breast cancer has overwhelmed my maternal family for over 30 years, affecting 11 women. My family carries the BRCA1 mutation. I was unaware of its implications until my genetic counseling and subsequent testing. I was diagnosed...

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Our impact is best shared through the stories of our growing community. Read about the survivors and previvors facing hereditary breast, colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancers as a result of a BRCA, ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, PTEN or other inherited gene mutation and those with Lynch syndrome. We are comprised of many mutations and many cancers but we are one community!

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