Tag - BRCA Gene


How Women With BRCA Gene Mutations Decide To Remove Ovaries and Tubes

Living with a genetic mutation that increases your risk of cancer is a heavy burden.   For women carrying the BRCA gene, part of the burden stems from an increased risk of getting cancer, and part stems from a really big decision – whether or not to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes before menopause …


Pancreatic Cancer – Silent, Deadly, and Now, Detectable – Risks increase In Menopause

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are due to cancer – 1,600 deaths daily. And pancreatic cancer is on the verge of moving from fourth place past breast and colorectal cancer into the second leading cause of death after lung cancer. …


Sharon Osborne Has Double Mastectomy Due To BRCA Gene Mutation

Sharon Osborn, judge on America’s Got Talent, recently had a bilateral mastectomy due to her having a gene known to increase breast cancer  – the BReast CAncer or BRCA gene. The gene is also associated with an increase in ovarian and colon cancer. Many people don’t realize that the BRCA gene is also associated with …