Items Tagged ‘hereditary’

November 25, 2020

Grandma, gravy and genes: this Thanksgiving, learn your family’s health history

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

With Covid-19 cases rising, many families are changing their Thanksgiving Day plans to virtual gatherings to share memories, milestones and laughter. Researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are also urging people to use part of this time to discuss their family‚Äôs health history…it could save a life. Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History […]

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Tags: #hereditary diseases, Genetic Testing, hereditary, hereditary cancer

July 9, 2013

Screening for Hereditary Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine (@samuelsmith5209)

  Looking back at Angelina Jolie’s very public announcement of her elective double mastectomy, we feel that now is a good time to remember the many other types of hereditary cancers, some of which are very preventable with early detection and intervention. Hereditary cancer types, such as Lynch syndrome and hereditary colon cancer are cases […]

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Tags: angelina jolie, cancer, colon cancer, gene sequencing, genome, genomics, hereditary, hereditary cancer, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, personalized medicine

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