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BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Mutations And Cancer Awareness

BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Mutations And Cancer Awareness

By Christina Henry

Raising awareness of the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutation and it's link to cancer risk. I am a Registered Nurse who has a BRCA2 gene mutation. My website is Midlifestylist.com where I have written about my personal journey through prophylactic surgeries. I also have a resource page BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness.
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BRCA Gene Mutations and Prostate Cancer
BRCA Gene Mutations and Prostate Cancer
Men with the BRCA2 gene mutation have an increased risk of getting prostate cancer so early diagnosis is important. Personalised treatment may be used in BRCA positive metastatic cancer. This episode identifies who is high risk for Prostate Cancer, how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated, and treatments now available. For more information and a transcript of this episode, go to Midlifestylist.com
19:40
August 05, 2021
BRCA Gene Mutations and Pancreatic Cancer
BRCA Gene Mutations and Pancreatic Cancer
There is a link between BRCA gene mutations and pancreatic cancer. It is the third most common cancer associated with a BRCA gene mutation. Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the US and Australia, and has the worst five year survival rate. This episode discusses why screening for pancreatic cancer is currently the only way to improve these statistics. A transcript of this episode is available at Midlifestylist.com.
15:28
July 01, 2021
Melanoma - Are You At Risk?
Melanoma - Are You At Risk?
This episode aims to increase awareness of melanoma, not just for BRCA gene mutation carriers, but for the general public as well. It includes an interview with Jordan Hill, who had a melanoma at age 24. He has some important information to help you avoid melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. A transcript of this episode is available at Midlifestylist.com
20:53
June 23, 2021
What To Do If You Are Diagnosed With a BRCA Gene Mutation
What To Do If You Are Diagnosed With a BRCA Gene Mutation
You have just found out you have a BRCA gene mutation. What next? What the result means, the implications of a positive result and what to do next. A transcript of this episode, and more information on BRCA Gene Mutations and Cancer Awareness is available at Midlifestylist.com, search BRCA.
11:28
June 15, 2021
How to be tested for a BRCA Gene Mutation
How to be tested for a BRCA Gene Mutation
How to go about being tested for a BRCA gene mutation and what testing involves. How to look at your family health history, and what questions to ask yourself to work out whether you are at a high risk for a BRCA gene mutation. Why it is important to have genetic counselling prior to testing. A transcript of this episode is available on my website Midlifestylist.com, search BRCA.
08:22
June 02, 2021
Being Diagnosed With a BRCA2 Gene Mutation - My Story
Being Diagnosed With a BRCA2 Gene Mutation - My Story
I was diagnosed with a BRCA2 gene mutation in 2020. This is my story of how I became aware of the gene mutation in my family. However, I wasn't diagnosed until almost 10 years later. For a transcript of this episode go to my blog Midlifestylist.com and search BRCA.
09:41
May 26, 2021
What is a BRCA gene mutation and how does it increase cancer risk?
What is a BRCA gene mutation and how does it increase cancer risk?
In this episode I explain what a BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutation is and how it increases the risk of several types of cancer. BRCA gene mutations affect males as well as females, but there is little awareness in the community. BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations are hereditary and if one parent has one, their children have a 50% chance of inheriting it. For a transcript of this episode go to Midlifestylist.com. There is more information on the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness resource page. Subscribe to this podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
10:32
May 25, 2021