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Cancer and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Screenings: A Road Map for Complex Conversations

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 28, 2019 2:09:37 PM

What secrets does the body hold? Where do we come from, and what might aging hold in store for us? Consumer genetic testing offers answers to these questions, and is exploding in popularity.[1] A vast range of companies now sell affordable, simple DNA tests directly to consumers, promising buyers information about everything from their athletic potential[2] to their cancer risk.

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Tags: cancer, FDA, genetic testing, public health, American medical association, genetic counselor, DNA tests, nutrition and athleticism, mutation

Silent but Deadly: The Carcinogen We Love

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 17, 2018 9:51:00 AM

The news constantly bombards us with headlines announcing yet another thing that may increase cancer risk. From pesticides to cigarettes, burnt toast to nitrates, the list goes on and on.

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Tags: cancer, prevention, alcohol

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