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Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: What is it?

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: What is it?

What is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome? According to InformedDNA Vice President of Cancer Genetics Services Jana Pruski-Clark, only 10% of breast cancer is hereditary. The most common form of hereditary breast cancer is simply called Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome or HBOC for short. But what is […]

How Common is HBOC (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer)?

How Common is HBOC (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer)?

How Common is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer? Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) is a genetic condition that is inherited. This means that the cancer risk is passed from generation to generation in a family. Two genes are associated with the majority of HBOC: BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA stands […]

Tumor Markers for Breast Cancer Explained

Tumor Markers for Breast Cancer Explained

What Are Tumor Markers for Breast Cancer? An important thing to know about cancer is that it’s a galaxy of diseases. This can range from benign to extremely aggressive cancer. There are ways to sort out the different types of breast cancer. A way to do this is by measuring […]

What Are Some Ovarian Cancer Basics?

What Are Some Ovarian Cancer Basics?

What Are Some Ovarian Cancer Basics That Patients Need to Know? Lindsay Avner is the CEO & Founder of an organization called Bright Pink. They believe that knowledge is power, information is beneficial (not burdensome), and the more you know about breast & ovarian cancer, the better equipped you are […]

Explaining the Stages of Breast Cancer

Explaining the Stages of Breast Cancer

What Are the Stages of Breast Cancer? The stage of your cancer is one of the most important things to know, especially when you are deciding on your best breast cancer treatment option. This is crucial information and it’s important to understand breast cancer’s different stages. Breast cancer stages go […]

Risk Reduction Surgery for Ovarian Cancer Explained

Risk Reduction Surgery for Ovarian Cancer Explained

What Is Risk Reduction Surgery for Ovarian Cancer? September is Ovarian Cancer Action Month at Breast Cancer Answers. Although Ovarian Cancer & Breast Cancer are considered to be sister cancers, the detection of these cancers couldn’t be more different. It is important to know that there is no effective screening […]