La genetica y la historia familiar

La genetica y la historia familiar


Genetic Syndromes

An introduction to genetic mutations, genetic syndromes and how they relate to cancer.

Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage and Genetic Risk

Many Jewish people who trace their ancestors to central or eastern Europe have Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. There are a number of genetic disorders that are seen more commonly in the Ashkenazi population, several with links to cancer risk.

No Cancer In Your Family...No Risk For You, Right?

Many people believe that having no one in the family with cancer means they have no cancer risk. However, only 15-20% occur in the setting of a family history and most are not related to family history.

Family History Means I'm at Higher Risk, Right?

We hear so much about family history that it makes people think any family history is a strike against you in terms of cancer risk. In reality, only 15-20% of cancers are related to a family history.


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