Archives: August 2015

  • Genetic Testing May Expose Cancer Risks

    August 30, 2015
    Genetic mutations are known to play a role in the development of all cancers. While these mutations often occur gradually over time, there are cases where hereditary mutations are present throughout life. When this is the case, a person may have inherited a hereditary cancer syndrome from a parent. These markers can provide valuable insights about a person’s risk...read more
  • Cancer Clusters: What Are They?

    August 20, 2015
    Cancer cluster is a phrase commonly used by doctors and researchers, but it’s something patients and others may not understand. This term is used to describe an occurrence where a greater than anticipated number of cancer cases occur within a defined geographic area. A cluster, for example, might be investigated when several members of the same family, neighborhood, community...read more

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