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Cancer Gene

Diet and Exercise: One Way in Which I Have Embraced Doing What I Can to Keep Myself Healthy

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

I have learned that treating my body well has an enormous impact on my mental and emotional well-being. I have learned from the mistakes I have made, and know now that eating healthy and exercising are important, whether one has a genetic mutation or not.

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.

Your Mom Had Cancer -- Should You Be Worried?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Just because your mom had breast cancer does not mean that you will be struck with breast cancer as well. The causes of cancer are complex.

Angelina Jolie: Genetics or Lifestyle -- What Is Most Important?

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

Many individuals in the medical profession chalk disease up to genetics. And that is fair. Genetics play a big role. Yet studies continue to show that our lifestyle choices, although not 100 percent foolproof, play a huge role in making our genes for disease present themselves.

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.

Amputating Body Parts to Stay Alive

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

It's bad enough living with the specter of recurrence from one form of cancer showing back up; I don't need to have to worry about another one. So, I'm electing to have my healthy breasts amputated as a preventative measure.

Catherine Pearson

New Prostate Cancer Gene Mutation Discovered

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living

After decades of work, researchers have discovered a new gene variant linked with a higher risk of developing hereditary prostate cancer. "We've b...

Catherine Pearson

Would You Tell Your Kids If You Had The Breast Cancer Gene?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Karen Kramer's children were 9, 14 and 16 when she told them she'd tested positive for a harmful BRCA gene mutation, putting her at much higher risk o...

Blocking 'Rogue Gene' Could Stop Cancer Spread

By Kate Kelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

British scientists have discovered a "rogue gene" which helps cancer spread around the body and say blocking it with the right kind of drugs could s...

Brain Cancer Survival Connected To 7 Key Genes (STUDY)

AP | By Carla K. Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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