Tag: genetic testing

At 76, Lung Cancer Survivor Stays Active...

When Don Rhodes learned his lung cancer was back, his first thought was: “How is this going to affect my...

January 30, 2019

Roundup: Kids Overdosing on Opioids; At-Home Genetic...

Opioid-Related Hospitalizations of Children More Than Doubles As the opioid crisis continues to sweep the nation, children are also falling...

March 9, 2018

Gene Therapy: New Cancer-Fighting Era Gets FDA...

Gene therapy – a quickly evolving new frontier in the fight against cancer –  has advanced another crucial step with...

October 24, 2017

Cancer Prevention and Genetic Testing: Deciphering the...

Do you have a history of breast cancer in your family? That’s a question that many women cannot answer concisely,...

October 4, 2017

Importance of Genetic Link to Breast Cancer...

Conclusions of another medical study add to the growing support for the role a person’s genetics plays in determining cancer risk...

February 9, 2017

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Genetic...

If you carried a genetic mutation that increased your risk of developing breast cancer, would you want to know? Increasing...

November 2, 2016

Genetic Testing for Cancer: Facts and Benefits

About 12 times a week, Jessica Ordonez, a certified genetic counselor with Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida,...

January 6, 2016

The Breast, Ovarian and Uterine Cancer Connection

Last week marked the end of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We heard a lot of talk about a connection...

November 6, 2013

Knowing Your Family History Saves Lives

BRCA gene mutations are in the news since Angelina Jolie and the media put genetic testing out in the mainstream. ...

October 8, 2013

Cancer Genes and BRCA Testing – What...

Many of you may have heard about the BRCA gene more than ever lately. Angelina Jolie  and all the media...

July 30, 2013

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