Having the EXACT SAME PATHOGENIC GENETIC MUTATION passed down over multiple generations -- sometimes centuries -- is obviously a familial issue, NOT an individual one.
But changing medical laws that haven’t evolved with genomic science is difficult. So instead, getting families to communicate about family health and cancer history is a big part of my advocacy. In future posts, I will be sharing tools that can be used to help with the sharing of genetic information among genetic relatives. There are cancers that are preventable.
Here is the link to the scientific paper at Nature.