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

November 11, 2014
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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.