As an effort ensues to test for cancer-causing gene mutations that are common among many Jews, women are facing hard choices about how much they want to know.
Don’t overlook this article just because it deals with BRCA. Having a genetic mutation is an international issue. As our world moves forward on how to deal with these condition to prevent cancer we also must understand how it will culturally affect them.
"What is also clear to us is, whether or not we have a predisposition to cancer or whether we get cancer, a big factor in contracting cancer and/or a specific cancer is likely a result of lifestyle, cultural and environmental impacts. The big question is whether or not we will recognize many cancers are a result of our love and desire for technology, self gratification and convenience and what choices we are going to make in the future in order to protect ourselves and our families."
CDC - Dawn Arlotta by Cade Martin 2009
Luckily, modern colonoscopies have gotten a bit better than this. Thank God for progress in medicine.
This page provides lists of substances and exposures that are known or suspected to cause cancer. To help put these lists into context, some related information is included on how different agencies and groups test and classify possible carcinogens.
As young adults with cancer, we have all heard this before: “You’re too young for that.” It is by far the most common reaction when I explain my colon cancer diagnosis, especially since this particular cancer is seen as an “old person’s disease.” So what do you do when even your doctor has that attitude?
WILL GENE THERAPY CURE CANCER?
Gene Therapy is still a very new type of technology, but the potential in the future seems promising.
Epigenetics is a fascinating field of genetics that studies how the epigenome and environmental, nutritional and social factors affect gene expression. Josh and Chuck explain how epigenetics works in this episode.
This is just great. A recent study came out that found that even when you take the bisphenols (BPAs) out of plastics, you still get the same results from using them: aggressive, physiologically effeminized boys and preternaturally pubescent girls who have a high risk of developing breast cancer later in life. This is particularly sad news, as getting BPAs out of plastics was a hard-fought battle and apparently one that was destined to lose.
Well, why not? Pretty sweet abstract visualization of dna.