Skin Cancer and Genetics: More Than Meets the Eye

Many factors can increase the risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers.  Some of these factors are due to behaviors, like exposure to the sun.  However, some risk factors for skin cancer are inherited in families. Melanoma is a Read on! →

The PALB2 gene

An update on cancer risks and indications for referral for genetic counseling

The PALB2 gene, which is also called the partner and localizer of BRCA2, is a gene that contributes to inherited susceptibility to breast cancer and perhaps ovarian and pancreatic cancers. The PALB2 gene contains the directions for making a protein Read on! →

Social Security Disability

What you need to know when dealing with cancer

A cancer diagnosis presents a variety of challenges, not the least of which are financial challenges. Social Security Disability Insurance, a benefit payment that you can receive when a disability renders you unable to work, could be an option for Read on! →