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Genetic Testing in Newborns Gets a Critical Breakthrough

In every neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), about half of the tiny residents are there because they are born prematurely and need help to breathe and get accustomed to their new world outside the womb. 577 more words

Study finds many early breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk. 744 more words


Prenatal Screening: the Nuchal Translucency Scan (NT scan) (and my 13 week ultrasound!)

Since I’m 36 years old, I am considered a “high-risk pregnancy.” As a result, there are a lot of genetic tests that I’m “encouraged” to take, tests that screen for Down Syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, and other genetic defects. 693 more words


Breast Cancer Education: Genetic Testing

Family history and some inherited genetic mutations affect breast cancer risk in both men and women. Having an immediate family member (a parent, sibling or child) with a history of breast cancer increases your own risk of breast cancer. 555 more words

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Breast Cancer Awareness : My Summary

If you haven’t heard Bomshel – Fight Like A Girl here it is, one of my favorites!

So 2015 has been a whirlwind of emotions, appointments and surgeries but I am very thankful for everything that I have been able to go through this while keeping a positive attitude.   1,362 more words

Breast Cancer

Maybe next year...

Friday I had a D&E procedure and terminated my third pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities. We also met with E, our genetic counselor and Dr. T in MFM prior to the procedure to sign paperwork and discuss testing options. 635 more words

A real "Brave New World" in the making

A story about a most unusual medical condition in an isolated village in the Dominican Republic fascinated me this morning.  This condition probably doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world yet the genetic cause of it is of far wider relevance.  809 more words