Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

A friend with a family history of cancer asked their doctor about genetic testing. The doctor’s response? “You don’t want to go down that rabbit hole.” What?! WHAT?!

Genetic testing should be a standard of care to prevent cancer. It saves lives. It would have saved my wife’s life. It’s given my child a chance to live a full life cancer-free.

4 in 5 women with a family history of cancer have not been offered genetic testing. 3 in 4 people eligible for Lynch Syndrome screening have not been tested.

There are hereditary cancers that can be prevented.