Angelina Jolie Raised Much Awareness by Sharing Double Mastectomy Experience

Angelina Jolie started what is now referred to as the “Angelina Effect” when she shared publicly she had undergone a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer back in May of 2013. Testing positive for a mutation in the BRCA1 gene,…

Genetic Testing Guidelines Issued For Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is well-known as a disease that progressively weakens muscles, leading to muscle spasms, difficulty walking, and eventually difficulty breathing. What many people don’t know is that MD is actually a group of diseases, each of which can…

Genetic Testing: More Accessible in Obamacare

Genetic testing is a new and important field of medicine, making early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancer even more possible. Genetic testing can determine if a woman has the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutated genes, which…