Guardian of the Genome: An Overview of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Li-Fraumeni syndrome When I was initially diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, I became highly interested in other hereditary cancer syndromes and wanted to learn as much about them as I could. Reading about them gave me tremendous perspective. The more I read, the more I recognized the parallels between them … there may be some different cancer manifestations of these syndromes but for the most part the emotional gravity of having a hereditary cancer syndrome is the same. -Georgia You may be familiar with the BRCA genes and Lynch syndrome, but… more...

Global Lynch syndrome advocacy

  Global Lynch syndrome advocacy… A strong family history of colon cancer and early deaths within my immediate family forced me to take drastic measures when I discovered I have one of the Lynch syndrome mutations. My horrible experience from the loss of my reproductive organs and the lack of information on the emotional aspects of having Lynch syndrome on the Internet four years ago was the impetus for my blog: ihavelynchsyndrome.org. I wanted to share my story because I knew there must have been others… more...

#Lschat

Much gratitude to Amy Byer Shainman (@BRCAresponder) and Ellen Matloff of MyGeneCounsel (@MyGeneCounsel) for helping me moderate the #Lschat. If you’re interested in seeing the transcripts and analytics, please go here: http://goo.gl/75cDGi. We reached almost 7 MILLION people with our chat! I’m deeply honored and grateful for everyone who participated in helping us get the word out about the emotional implications of having a hereditary cancer syndrome. I will keep you posted on the next #Lschat. Yours, xogox

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