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Why Family History and Genetic Testing Should Always Go Together

  • Shonee Lesh MS, CGC
  • November 17, 2017

I have been a genetic counselor for nearly 20 years and in that time, I have worked with everything from prenatal to adult genetics.  No matter which discipline I was working in, family history was always my number one tool.  Everybody’s personal and family history can hold clues to the types of diseases for which they may be at risk.  Therefore, …

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Genetic Testing May Have Changed Things for My Mom

  • Eve Mart
  • November 20, 2017

*Editor's Note:  In honor of Family History Day, which is on Thanksgiving, Eve Mart is sharing the story how hereditary cancer has shaped her relationship with her mother, and how genetic testing may have been able to help change the course of her mother's health.  I often tell women “be your own best advocate”, and I truly mean …

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