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Huntington's Disease Awareness

May is Huntington's disease Awareness Month. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes brain cells to break down, leading to movement and memory/thinking difficulty. HD is caused by a mutation in the huntingtin gene. Every child of a parent with HD has a 1 in 2 (50%) chance of inheriting the huntingtin gene. Today, there are approximately 41,000 Americans living with HD and more than 200,000 at risk of inheriting it. To learn more about Huntington’s disease, visit these recommended resources listed below. You can also make an appointment with the Consultagene Clinic to learn more about testing for HD. Join the social media campaign #LetsTalkAboutHD to share your story with HD.

 

Huntington’s Disease | hdsa.org

Huntington’ Disease | ninds.nih.gov

 


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Infertility Awareness

April 21-27 is National Infertility Awareness Week. Approximately 1 in 6 people of reproductive age are impacted by infertility globally. Find out more about the causes and treatments of infertility by visiting the links below. The Consultagene Clinic can help to guide you through genetic preconception issues and testing.

 

Infertility Facts, Diagnosis, and Risk Factors | Resolve.org

 

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

 

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!  Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. In some cases, colorectal cancer is caused by an inherited genetic condition. To learn more about inherited genetic conditions that can cause colorectal cancer and screening for colorectal cancer, visit these resources below or make an appointment with the Consultagene Clinic.

 

Causes of Colorectal Cancer | American Cancer Society

 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests | CDC

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