Thank you so much! It was so exciting to be on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and I hope it impacted everyone who watched it. Thank you again 🙂
Hi! Thanks so much for your question…it’s a good one! Yes, I do get blood tests a lot. Don’t be nervous. It seems a little scary, but honestly it isn’t. It is only a little pinch and you don’t feel it. If you don’t like blood or needles, I recommend that you just look away the entire time so you don’t have to look at it. What I do to help me is to hold someone’s hand and squeeze it when they put the needle in. Just don’t think about it while they are doing it and before you know it, it will be over. Also, sometimes it helps me to have a some juice and a snack after they take my blood. Good luck! 🙂
Hi! I’m so glad you think the website is amazing. I worked really hard on it and think the information is so important for our generation to know.
First of all, I’m glad your Mom is better. Sit down with your Mom and show her the website, especially the family tree. There are many hereditary cancer genes, besides BRCA and p53, so the best thing would be for your Mom to talk to her doctor and/or genetic counselor and get more information. Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Thank you! I am very proud of the work we have done and the support we have received. Our G2 Community is the future and we need to continue to raise awareness on the importance of knowing your family genetics and health history. It is our voice that represents the G2 community! In the near future, there will be more ways for everyone to be involved. Stay tuned!
Thank you so much! I was 12-years-old when I started taking classes. Dance is such a healthy sport and it’s so important to stay active and fit. Glad you like the website! Thank you!
Thank you so much! It’s true. It is scary, but as I said, it’s scarier not knowing. I want to change the world and try to make everyone have the opportunity to live as long and healthy as possible. It’s really important to know your family history. Glad you like Genome Generation!
Thank you for your question.
I am not a doctor so I can’t give medical advice, but if you are interested in getting tested there are several ways you can go about it.
You may talk to your doctor or genetic counselor and see what options you have. There are blood tests and/or gene sequencing available and although it is costly, the price is going down.
There are also companies that you can request an “at-home” test. One of them, which we have talked to personally, is Color Genomics…check out www.getcolor.com. Here you are able to order a saliva kit which costs $249. This kit tests for 30 cancer genes that are associated with breast and ovarian cancer (among other cancers).
I appreciate you wanting to be so proactive in your health.
Good luck and let me know how it goes!