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February 2, 2018

Nominate Your Favorite Cancer Resource

By UCSFGeneticCounselor denadna

Hi All, I would like to start a monthly or biweekly post where we feature a resource group and what they can do for an individual with a hereditary cancer syndrome. I will be interviewing someone at each organization to learn more about the services they can offer each of you. I am asking for […]

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New Year, New Genetic Counselor Administrator Introduction

January 2, 2018

New Year, New Genetic Counselor Administrator Introduction

By UCSFGeneticCounselor denadna

Hello Kintalk, I hope you are all having a good new year so far. I wanted to take this time to introduce myself as I have now taken over KinTalk and am looking forward to some great changes expected this year. My name is Dena Goldberg, and I am a Genetic Counselor at UCSF in […]

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April 20, 2017

$50 Genetic Testing for a Family Mutation

By UCSFcounselor2 ucsfcounselor2

Testing for a known mutation in the family has recently become much less expensive than it was in the past In many cases, this testing is covered by insurance. When it is not, the genetic laboratory called Color is offering family mutation testing for $50. If you or a loved one needs genetic testing for […]

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January 30, 2017

Free Pink and Blue Movie Screening at UCSF

By UCSFcounselor2 ucsfcounselor2

We are very excited to announce that UCSF will be hosting a screening for the movie Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer. This documentary brings you on an emotional journey that takes you through the lives of women and men who are dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers. When: Mon, February […]

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August 23, 2016

Free UCSF Cancer Survivors Retreat

By UCSFcounselor2 ucsfcounselor2

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering a one day free retreat for those recovering from active cancer treatment.  This day-long retreat will offer informational sessions by UCSF and community health experts on how to navigate the period after active treatment into a post treatment phase of physical […]

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March 26, 2016

Lynch is much more common than you think-

By PGC-genetic counselor PeggyGoetzConradMS

Did you know that most people with Lynch Syndrome don’t know they have it? This is a much more common inherited cancer syndrome than you think. Why? Good question! You can help –Share your genetic information with those closest to you – yes, YOU can reduce your family members’ risk for cancer if you share […]

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July 8, 2015

Aspirin AND Ibuprofen May Reduce Bowel Cancer Risk in Lynch Syndrome

By UCSFcounselor2 ucsfcounselor2

An Australian research team recently conducted a large study looking at the effects of cancer risk in people with Lynch syndrome who took aspirin or ibuprofen. What they found was that the people with Lynch syndrome who took aspirin regularly have half the risk of developing bowel cancer compared with people who did not take aspirin. […]

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October 6, 2014

SPARKLE Tweets- Ovarian and endometrial cancer awareness

By UCSFcounselor2 ucsfcounselor2

September was Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Awareness Month. Women with Lynch syndrome have up to a 60% life time chance to develop endometrial cancer and up to 24% lifetime chance to develop ovarian cancer. Women with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome have up to a 50% chance to develop ovarian cancer throughout their lifetime. Ovarian cancer can be […]

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October 1, 2014

National Previvor Day

By UCSFcounselor2 ucsfcounselor2

October 1st is National Previvor Day. For those of you who don’t know what a Previvor is, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) defines the term as, “Individuals who are survivors of a predisposition to cancer but who haven’t had the disease. This group includes people who carry a hereditary mutation, a family history of […]

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April 23, 2014

SPARKLE Tweets- Colon cancer awareness information

By UCSFcounselor2 ucsfcounselor2

March was Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is a preventable disease, and yet it continues to be the 3rd leading cause of cancer death. Lets put an end to colon cancer by learning how to SPARKLE. UCSF and Kintalk.org taught people how to SPARKLE in March by sharing information about how Screening, Prevention, Awareness, Resources, Kintalk.org, […]

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