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.
Learn about a real-life experience with the gene mutation as well as your risk of cancer; cancer types if you have the mutation; and insurance coverage for any preventative treatment.
You thought finding out you had the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation was tough – but now you have to tell your family members they might be at risk for it, too. Experts give advice on what to tell them when.
A big one. "Jolie has been a blessing, and her stature as a celebrity speaking about this topic of gene mutations did more in one day with an op-ed than we could do in 10 years to raise awareness."
A genetic counselor and deputy director of a foundation discuss how to deal with the emotional fall-out of having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.
From online support to picking up the telephone and calling a help line, there are resources available to walk you through having the BRCA1, 2 gene mutation.
Katrina Wells’ daughter was a surprise that might have helped saved her life. Find out whether you fall into any of the high risk groups for one of three "founder mutations."