Category: BRCA2 gene mutation

  • Melanoma – Are You At Risk?

    This is a transcript of the Melanoma – Are You At Risk? episode of the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness podcast. It includes an interview with Jordan Hill, who had a melanoma at age 24. Important information for everyone, to raise awareness of the signs of melanoma and how to protect your skin from UV damage.

  • How to Be Tested For a BRCA Gene Mutation

    This is a transcript of Episode 3 of the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness Podcast. Episode description: How to go about being tested for a BRCA gene mutation and what testing involves. How to look at your family health history, and what questions to ask yourself to work out whether you are at a high risk for a BRCA gene mutation. Why it is important to have genetic counselling prior to testing.

  • Being Diagnosed With a BRCA2 Gene Mutation – My Story

    Being Diagnosed with a BRCA2 Gene Mutation – My Story. This is a transcript of Episode 2 of the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness Podcast

  • Introducing My New Resource Page and Podcast

    This BRCA gene mutation and cancer awareness resource page and podcast aims to raise awareness of the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutation and it’s link to cancer risk. I was diagnosed with a BRCA2 gene mutation, and my work as a Registered Nurse brings me into contact with many patients with cancer so I have a personal and professional interest in this subject

  • Update on Resilience, My Word of the Year

    Improving my Resilience is My Goal for the Year My word of the year is resilience.  I thought I would update my readers on how my goal of improving my resilience is going.  Resilience means to keep trying despite setbacks, to never give up.  I chose this as my word of the year to inspire […]

  • How to Perform a Breast Self Examination (and why)

    How to Perform a Breast Self Examination (and why)

    The most important detection for early breast cancer is regular breast self examination. This post will inform you of how to perform a breast self examination correctly, and other important facts

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I will be featuring breast cancer awareness in my blogs, as well as hereditary cancer.  My focus on cancer awareness this month is due to a passion for health promotion.  I can speak from experience because I have been a Registered Nurse for 30 years as well as having […]

  • Know Your Family and Personal Health History

    Information on why you need to know your family and personal health history. Diseases may be genetic and by keeping a record of your family’s health history, you may see a pattern of genetic conditions. Includes a free printable family and personal medical history form

  • Know Your Family and Personal Medical History

    Know Your Family and Personal Medical History

    It is essential that you know your family and personal health history. A free printable Health History form may be printed from this post.

  • My YouTube Debut – an Interview for Women Living Well Over 50

    My YouTube Debut – an Interview for Women Living Well Over 50

    I was interviewed with Sue Loncaric of Women Living Well Over 50 – we discussed staying positive despite the setbacks in life. It was my YouTube debut but it went well because Sue put me completely at ease and the conversation flowed freely