By Madison Pitsch Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 5:11 PM EDT https://www.1011now.com/2020/10/20/albion-mother-gets-genetic-testing-for-cancer-encourages-others-at-risk-to-do-so/ LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those who are facing a family history of cancer diagnoses, there is a way to learn more about your own risks for cancer. Genetic testing, for people at high risk of cancer, can change the…Details
October Organization Highlight: Nothing Pink By Romy Fawaz October is known as international Breast Cancer awareness month! It recognizes anyone affected by breast cancer and seeks to increase awareness of the disease. This month we are highlighting Nothing Pink, a non-profit organization located in South Carolina and founded in 2015 by Kelly Kashmer. The organization is…Details
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR. Sukanya Charuchandra Nearly 4,000 genetic variants of BRCA1, a tumor-suppressing gene whose loss of function can lead to breast and ovarian cancer, have been functionally classified, according to a study published September 12 in Nature. These findings could help with ascribing cancer risk to…Details
Mathew Knowles, father of music superstars Beyonce and Solange, opens up on the Dr Oz show about his battle with breast cancer.
He details the symptom that led him to get a mammogram, and points out the staggering amount of breast cancer in his family history. To view the full interview, click here.
US Preventive Services Task Force updates BRCA related cancer: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing:
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its 2013 recommendation on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific preventive care services for patients without obvious related signs or symptoms. To update its 2013 recommendation, the USPSTF commissioned a…Details
FDA Requests Allergan Voluntarily Recall Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders
To protect individuals from the increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), associated with Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Allergan agreed and is removing these products from the global market. The FDA requested that…Details
The American Society of Breast Surgeons publishes official statement on recommendations for genetic testing that medical professionals can use to assess hereditary risk for breast cancer in their patients. Recommendations: Breast surgeons, genetic counselors, and other medical professionals knowledgeable in genetic testing can provide patient education and counseling and make recommendations to their patients…Details
The PapSmear does not test for ovarian cancer. In fact, there is currently NOT an accurate screening test. Wait! What?! That’s right…that’s not a typo. When you go in for your annual visit, you are NOT being screened for ovarian cancer; the PapSmear tests for cervical just like the mammogram tests for breast. Let that sink in while…Details
A lot of us struggle to find inner peace and happiness. I grapple with this at times myself, but I know that when I practice some of the following daily habits, I am a much more confident, optimistic, and kinder person. Most of these tips come down to self-care so making your personal health and…Details
by: Clarissa Foster ‘The emotional journey of coming to a decision to undergo risk-reducing surgery’ After learning that I carried a harmful BRCA2 gene mutation, I needed to make the decision on how I would manage my increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. For a very brief moment, I considered the possibility of doing…Details