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Genetic Mutation

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.

Telling the One You're in a Relationship With

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

If someone cannot be supportive of your decision to screen and be proactive about cancer, than that person probably cannot be there for you in other ways.

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.

Allergic To The Cold: Kids Suffering From Rare Disorder Risk Hives, Anaphylactic Shock

Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Connor Frankenfeld first developed the strange rash when he was 3 years old. Connor's parents and doctors were mystified, but the rash only got worse....

PHOTOS: Artist's Famous Flowers Were Mutants, Gene Study Says

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

The word “sunflower” brings to mind a mane of vibrant yellow petals encircling a dark whorl of seeds. But not all sunflowers are alike. Some sunfl...

Vietnamese Man With 176 Pound Tumor Asks For Your Help

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The tumor on Nguyen Duy Hai's right leg is bigger than his leg itself, rendering him unable to walk, and now he is begging the world for help. The ...