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May 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment

To Test or Not to Test – Genetics, That Is

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

So I wonder if anyone else spent part of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, pondering what they would do. Would they take the test to learn if they were at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer? What if it came back positive? What decision would they make – to keep their breasts and uterus or […]

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November 24, 2010 · Leave a Comment

MaryEllen’s Journey: Searching For Genetic Clues (Episode 4)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason (@julie janovsky-mason)

From the moment MaryEllen Sheppard was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, she wondered how she developed cancer. Her ancestors, she said, tended to live long, healthy lives. And other than a cousin, she wasn’t aware of anyone else in her family who had breast cancer. As her battle against the disease began, MaryEllen’s thoughts […]

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