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Lynch Syndrome

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

It Could Be Something, It Could Be Nothing...

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

I had trouble moving past the experience and could not immediately feel the sense of relief that I should have felt. Instead, I was focused on the fact that while this time I was fortunate, and it was in fact "nothing," I know that the reality is that one day there will be something.

It's That Time of Year

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

For most people, the new year is associated with the holiday season. While I have the same 'tis-the-season' feelings this time of year as most, I als...

How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Unborn Child's DNA?

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

I personally would not select out or abort a fetus because it tested positive for Lynch Syndrome. I find it ironic that a living person has to wait until the age of 18 to have genetic testing, but an unborn child's parents can determine whether or not the child has Lynch Syndrome before birth.

Issues and Discussions Regarding When to Have Children and When to Start Removing Parts of My Body

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

At many points in the past 10 years, I have made decisions based on anxiety stemming from my mutation. I almost got married at the age of 24, not because I knew it was right, but in part because I thought if I did so, I could have children early and have a hysterectomy before the age of 30.

Genetic Testing

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

Learning I had a mutation changed my life. Cognizant that there is a 75 percent chance I will develop colon cancer by the age of 65, I do everything in my power to make sure it is nothing more than a polyp that can be removed.

My Two Moms

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Kyle Koeppel

When I was 7, my Mommy died just three months after being diagnosed with colon cancer. One year later, my dad remarried. It was difficult for all of us.

Hand Me a Cape -- I'm a Lynch Syndrome Mutant

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

It's a fascinating mind game to look down at your veins and not trust what's running through them. Just like all great plot lines involving our beloved mutated characters, there comes a point where each hero or heroine chooses to accept their differences and use their powers for good.