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?
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 other family... 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