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227 days til baby

So we are officially 7 weeks 4 days pregnant as of today! The baby is a blueberry this week. This Wednesday is our first OB appointment, we should be able to hear the heartbeat, hoping for a sonogram pic but well I’m not sure if they give a pic at 8 weeks. 309 more words

7 Weeks

Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore

Lately, cancer has become one of the most common diseases. A lot of studies show that women are the ones who often ignore some of the most common symptoms of cancer. 13 more words


Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk: My Experience and What I Learned

Earlier this year I made the decision to undergo genetic testing to find out whether I’ve inherited any genetic mutation that could increase my risk for a new breast cancer diagnosis or for other cancers. 1,450 more words

Cancer Risk

Meet Kaylee Naczi, our new genetic counselor!

The Penn FTD Center welcomes new genetic counselor Kaylee Naczi, MS to the team! Kaylee received her Master’s degree from Arcadia University and completed training at the University of Pennsylvania. 362 more words

Penn FTD Center Members

In the genes

YESTERDAY, I began the process of genetic testing to assess my risk of several kinds of cancer. Thanks to medical research, it is possible to have your blood analyzed to determine whether or not you carry a gene that predisposes you to developing cancer. 630 more words

This Explains A Lot

Answers to Six Important Questions about Genetic Counseling

Answers to Six Important Questions about Genetic Counseling

The Greenwood Genetic Center is home to 14 genetic counselors based across South Carolina to providing services for patients and families for a variety of reasons. 1,028 more words


Explaining my Prophylactic Double Mastectomy To My Child

Below is a conversation that I had with my son to explain my upcoming prophylactic double mastectomy surgery and reconstruction.  He’s an observant nine year old and was wondering why I was on the phone with doctors so often.  1,949 more words

Breast Cancer