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What Should You Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test?

What Should You Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test?

What to Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test Genetic Testing can tell us a lot about our risk for breast cancer. A positive genetic test means that a patient carries a genetic mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. These positive test results puts patients at a higher risk […]

Will Salt Increase Cancer Risk?

Will Salt Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Salt Increase Cancer Risk? Salt, scientifically known as sodium chloride, is a mineral essential to life. Although the overconsumption of salt is becoming increasingly common in the American diet. We know that most common side effects of consuming salt is hypertension and high blood pressure. But how does this […]

Will Trans Fats Increase Cancer Risk?

Will Trans Fats Increase Cancer Risk?

Do Trans Fats Increase Cancer Risk? An area of concern for many people is fat in our diet. Many patients often wonder if trans saturated fats increase cancer risk. It seems that today everywhere we go, our food is packed with trans saturated fats Trans fat has been shown to […]

Signs That You May Carry a BRCA Mutation

Signs That You May Carry a BRCA Mutation

BRCA Mutation Red Flags A BRCA mutation is a mutation in either of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are tumor suppressor genes. Unfortunately, some of these genetic mutations can be harmful. Harmful mutations in these genes may produce a hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome in patients. Although only 5-10% of […]

How Does Soy Food Affect My Cancer Risk?

How Does Soy Food Affect My Cancer Risk?

Can Soy Food Reduce My Cancer Risk? It’s difficult to browse today’s supermarket without finding soy food. With many people choosing to live a healthier lifestyle, people have swapped out beef burgers for soy burgers, and regular milk for soy milk. But with this recent diet shift, how is this […]

Will Eating Fish Affect My Cancer Risk?

Will Eating Fish Affect My Cancer Risk?

How Does Eating Fish Affect Our Cancer Risk? Fish is a low calorie, high protein “brain food.” This is due to the omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of the fish. Though the human body can’t naturally produce omega-3s, it’s essential for a healthy body. This has made eating […]