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BY Kelly Agent

Some people think you can only get breast cancer from your mother’s side of the family. But that’s a myth. Breast cancer can come just as easily from your father’s side.

Want proof? The genetic mutation that led to my own stage III breast cancer diagnosis last summer came from my dad. Genetic testing confirmed it.

And once we started digging into his family history, we discovered that breast cancer was everywhere. In fact...

Breast cancer survivor Kelly Agent

BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....

BY Tara Kirk

In 2016, I found out that I had inherited a genetic mutation known as Lynch Syndrome from my mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer...

BY Erica Di Pierro

When April Schweigert’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then two years later ovarian cancer, her doctors suspected that this was not a coincidence.

“That’s when all the red flags started flying. I remember being in the hospital room and her surgeons were immediately saying, ‘You and your daughter need to be tested for BRCA mutation,’” she says.

April and her mother both tested positive for mutations in BRCA1...

Cancerwise blog post: Mom with BRCA1 genetic mutation joins clinical trial to lower risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Linda Phetphongsy is still trying to adjust to life with breast implants, though she welcomes the peace of mind they bring her.

“I...

BY Megan Maisel

Marne Shafer thought her running days were behind her after she received a total gastrectomy, a surgical removal of the stomach and nearby...

BY Katie Brooks

You’ve probably heard about MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™. But what is it?

We asked Ernest Hawk, M.D., co-leader of the Colorectal...

BY MD Anderson

Last year, MD Anderson President John Mendelsohn, M.D., proposed 10 steps that can be taken to ensure cancer deaths decrease more rapidly,...

BY Mary Brolley

If you suspect that cancer "runs in your family," you may be curious about -- or even considering -- genetic testing.

This...