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Understanding Cancer and Genetics: Multi-Gene Panel Testing

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How do you know if you're genetically predisposed to developing cancer? Oftentimes, cancer occurs sporadically—from gene mutations occurring over the course of a lifetime. However, about 10 percent of all incidences of cancer are caused by inherited gene mutations which increase the risk for developing certain types of cancer. When several people in your family have been diagnosed with cancer, many physicians may refer you to genetic testing. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, we're exploring one particular type of test, multi-gene panel testing.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore Presentation: Is it in the Family? The Link between Genetics and Cancer

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We’ve all said it—“oh you must have bad luck,” or “don’t worry this could have happened to anyone.” And for some people diagnosed with cancer, this is the case. But in 10 percent of cancer incidences it’s no bad luck or coincidence—it’s genetics.

Guest host Linda House is joined by Annie Parker and Lillie Shockney two extraordinary women with extraordinary stories who, in a time before the discovery of the BRCA1 gene, knew the cancer that was impacting their families, and later themselves, was no coincidence. Today they each are dedicating their lives to helping and educating others about hereditary breast cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore Presentation: Living with a High Risk of Cancer

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

About 10 percent of all incidences of cancer are caused by inherited gene mutations which increase the risk for developing certain types of cancer. People living with these inherited gene changes also have a 50 percent chance of passing the mutation down to their children. For people living with this high risk, it’s important to know the facts, how to manage this risk and what treatment options are available.

Joining guest host Linda House to discuss living with the risk of developing hereditary cancer is Lisa Schlager, Vice President of Community Affairs for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and Karen Hurley, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in hereditary risk counseling.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Living with a High Risk of Cancer

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

About 10 percent of all incidences of cancer are caused by inherited gene mutations which increase the risk for developing certain types of cancer. People living with these inherited gene changes also have a 50 percent chance of passing the mutation down to their children. For people living with this high risk, it’s important to know the facts, how to manage this risk and what treatment options are available.

Joining guest host Linda House to discuss living with the risk of developing hereditary cancer is Lisa Schlager, Vice President of Community Affairs for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and Karen Hurley, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in hereditary risk counseling.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)