A positive BRCA 1 or 2 diagnosis brings about its uncertainties for anyone. But learning you have a hereditary cancer syndrome at a younger age, i.e. before reaching certain "life milestones", can put your fears about your future health into overdrive. So what are you to do? Experienced cancer genetic counselor Taya Fallen, MS, LCGC has some sage advice.
Hereditary breast cancer awareness is rightfully focused on educating women about their potential risk. But that doesn't mean men have nothing to worry about.
Highlight the importance of breast self-awareness, cancer risk assessment, and ways to reduce our own risk of breast cancer.
For October, we will be featuring a series of posts that will help you become more aware of breast cancer risk as well as screening and prevention strategies.