November 20, 2018
Is Pancreatic Cancer Hereditary?
Updated: February 21, 2020 If someone in your family has had pancreatic cancer, you may wonder, “Am I at risk for it too?” Some cancers do have genetic ties, and pancreatic cancer is one of them. It is a possible risk factor that shouldn’t be ignored. “... read more
April 6, 2018
Colorectal Cancer: Does Your Family History Put You At Risk?
Updated 2/26/2021 When it comes to understanding your risk of getting colorectal cancer—a leading cause of cancer deaths nationwide—a valuable consideration is your family history of the disease. As many as 1 in 5 people who develop colorectal cancer have... read more
May 25, 2016
Genetic Counseling for Cancer: Things to Know
Updated: February 10, 2020 A lot of people think that cancer “runs in the family,” but the truth is that fewer than 10 percent of cancers are the direct result of a genetic defect .  Still, patients are increasingly referred for genetic counseling,... read more