Monday, May 24, 2010
Cleaning for a Reason provides FREE housecleaning for women undergoing chemotherapy. The services provides 1 cleaning a month for up to 4 months. They serve the entire USA and currently have 547 partners. Please visit their website for more information and details on how to apply.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Ellen Matloff, MS, Director of the Yale Cancer Center Genetic Counseling Program, recently participated in interviews for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show with health correspondent Robert Bazell to discuss the commercial availability of genetic testing kits. Walgreen's had planned to sell genetic testing kits through their stores throughout the country beginning today, but later announced they will delay their plans. Click on the above light blue link to see the video. Read more!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Please click on the above light blue link to visit our new video featuring Ellen, a healthy woman who learned that she carries a BRCA mutation. Ellen’s mother died from ovarian cancer and she is of Jewish ancestry. In her video, she discusses her experiences with genetic counseling, talking with her children about her result and her decision process to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and oophorectomy. Also hear from her husband, who discusses what this experience was like for him. Thank you for sharing your story Ellen! Read more!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Our video library is expanding! Please click on the above light blue link to view our recently uploaded video featuring Tracey. Based on her personal history of breast cancer and her family history of ovarian cancer, Tracey chose to pursue genetic counseling and learned that she carried a BRCA mutation. In her video, she discusses her difficult decision to have her ovaries removed and her concerns about the possible menopausal side effects from that surgery. Thanks for sharing your story Tracey! Read more!