HealthDay News reports, while only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests. This is especially true in families with a history of breast, ovarian, prostate or pancreatic cancers …Details
Medical Xpress reports, even as cancer treatment improves and survival rates go up, so too does the number of people afflicted with the deadly disease. The 14 million new cancer cases worldwide recorded in 2012 will balloon to 24 million within two decades …Details
The Colorado Center for Gynecologic Oncology is excited to share our April Newsletter providing patients with new information, upcoming events and inspiring stories. This month’s “Featured Article” was written by one of our genetic counselor partners, Melissa Gilstrap, MS, CGC, a Certified Genetic Counselor and Genetic Services Coordinator at Parker Adventist Hospital.
What is known about the relationship between obesity and cancer? There is consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of a number of cancers.Details