For patient advocate Julie Ryan, migraine is a family affair, which has some benefits – a deep empathy for migraine pain for starters.
Your age, genetics, and even exposure to smoke at a young age can have an effect on whether you develop RA, or not.
Does birth control use increase your risk of cervical cancer? What about your family history? Test your knowledge here.
BRCA gene mutations indicate a higher risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Here’s what you should know about your screening and treatment options.
If you have BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutations, here's what you should know your options, insurance coverage, and screening for other members of your family.
Learning you have a high cancer risk gene mutation is hard enough. Here's how to tell your family they might be at risk too.
Dana Clark, M.S., L.C.G.C., at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine, discusses when you’re at a high risk for BRCA gene mutations, what testing involves, and what misconceptions she commonly encounters.
When Angelina Jolie spoke up about her preventive double mastectomy and BRCA1, she raised more awareness in one day that some organizations do in 10 years.
Have you recently had a genetic test that shows you're predisposed to breast or ovarian cancer? A genetic counselor shares how to process the news.
From online support to picking up the telephone and calling a help line, there are resources available to help if you have a BRCA gene mutation.