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Posts Tagged ‘pancreatic cancer’

The Growing Danger of Pancreatic Cancer

Rates of pancreatic cancer are rising. When people list their specific cancer fears, most think of lung, skin, and breast cancers.  According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), pancreatic cancer makes up about 3% of all cancer cases in the United States or about 57,000 new cases in 2020 – but account for about 7%…

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Focusing on You: Who is a Candidate for Genetic Testing?

Who should consider genetic testing? Why is the process so important? [arve url=”https://youtu.be/IW1bcl4MSeQ” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Rachel Silva-Smith, a genetic counselor with the Department of Genetics at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, explains what genetic testing is, who is a good candidate, and why certain people should undergo testing to see if they have a…

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