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Genetic Testing Cancer

3 Things You Must Do Before Getting DNA Tested

Posted 06.14.2013 | OWN

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock In capable hands, DNA testing can be a powerful tool to help prevent or treat illness. Take these steps to make sure...

How Genetic Testing Can Lead To Devastating Mistakes

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

DNA research has led to cutting-edge breakthroughs in how we detect cancer risk. But when doctors can't keep up with the science, the results can be p...

Thank You, Angelina Jolie

Elizabeth Swisher, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Swisher, M.D.

I admire Angelina for taking the unselfish view that she will do whatever it takes to be sure she will be around to parent her children. And I commend Angelina for making her decision public and thereby supporting other women who face an increased cancer risk.

Should Kids Be Genetically Tested For Adult Diseases?

Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

If given the chance, many parents would test their children to see if they are genetically predisposed to diseases like diabetes or heart disease, U.S...

Should Kids Be Genetically Tested For Adult Diseases?

TIME | Bonnie Rochman | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

Parents test kids for adult-onset diseases despite recommendations against it, new research shows....