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What I Learned From 23andMe Genetic Testing


I’ve always wanted to learn more about my ancestry and where I came from. Growing up I was always envious of my friends who knew the exact country that they originated, and that embraced their heritage with food, music and clothing. 1,024 more words


Would You Want to Know What Your Future Holds?

Before I begin today’s blog, I would like to let you know that yesterday began Dementia Awareness Week (May 15th thru May 21st) in the UK. 613 more words


Genetic testing is terrifying when you have cancer

Learning that you have cancer is shocking. During treatment, the last thing you want to consider is having cancer ever again.

But for many of us who’ve been diagnosed, especially at a young age, it’s a prospect we must confront. 653 more words

First blog post

Dear Genetic Counselor,

Several months ago, after my cancer diagnosis, we met to discuss me getting tested for genetic mutations that are linked to breast cancer. 222 more words

My Breast Cancer "Journey," Or Whatever

Healthy Aging: Why genes from our mothers are not enough

For Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year when we think of our mothers and reflect upon

the gift of life we’ve been given. Indeed, it is the very reason we are on this earth. 780 more words

Dr Vivien Brown

Genetic Testing

I decided that I am going to get the genetic testing done to determine if I have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. It turns out we have a lot of cancer history in my family; prostate, ovarian and pancreatic. 126 more words

Pancreatic Cancer


I know these tests have become popular for discovering ethnicity. Heck- I wanted to do it myself. I even ordered the kit. BUT you need to read the fine print and understand that in order to get your results, you are signing away your rights to your DNA sample forever. 57 more words

Ellis Nelson