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I have always felt lucky. My husband and I met in college when I was just 18 and were married shortly after graduation. We have an incredible relationship, a strong marriage and both of us come from loving families. We also have two wonderful daughters, and I enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. We have an…

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We are honored by the ongoing recognition of Forbes Magazine for the outstanding business growth that our employees have achieved as we continue to drive superior value for our customers and our shareholders. This year Myriad moved up 33 spots in the Forbes ranking to number 16. The ranking reflects Myriad’s outstanding business performance. In…

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I never had a chance to meet my paternal grandfather, Eric. He was a handsome truck driver just like my Dad. In 1950, Eric had surgery to remove colon cancer at age 39. The operation went well and he was able to return to work. But the cancer returned eight years later and he lost…

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At Myriad, we regularly reach out to our customers in the medical and scientific communities as part of our ongoing process to understand their needs and then work with them to identify solutions to help them achieve their goals. Six or seven years ago, I embarked on one such fact-finding mission to better understand the…

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There are moments in every life that have staying power. You’ll always know where you were when “it” happened. Sometimes these are collective shared memories, such as where you were on 9/11 or, for my parents’ generation, where they were when JFK was shot. At other times, the moment in question is more personal: where…

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I think it is so important for me to tell my story — mostly because it is probably similar to other women’s stories, but also because it helps keep me focused on awareness and being an advocate for genetic testing. As Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day on May 8 approaches, I realize it was just 4…

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I have always been an optimist, a glass half-full type of person. So when I found a lump in my breast during a self-exam, I was sure that it was just a cyst. It couldn’t possibly be breast cancer, right? I was only 37 at the time and was not aware of any family history…

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As I looked at the pathology report bearing my name and the words “poorly differentiated ductal carcinoma of the left breast,” feelings of overwhelming dread set in, along with nausea. “Well Michelle, as always, you do it up big,” said my healthcare professional. “Your cancer is the worst, most aggressive kind.” He explained that poorly…

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(you can also view Jill’s video HERE) My name is Jill and I am a two-time cancer survivor—I was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 30 and endometrial cancer at age 40. My family has dealt with cancer for five generations, including three deaths from cancer. It was a mystery in my family as to…

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“When I was in high school, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 42. She had a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation. Every year since then, I would get that twinge of nervousness when she had her yearly mammogram…but the more years that went on, it would get a little easier because I had…

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Myriad is excited to announce the launch of the online Hereditary Cancer Quiz. This quiz was designed for the general public as an easy to use, online quiz that can help determine if you are a candidate for hereditary cancer testing. The intent of the quiz is to not only to see if you are…

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This BRCA2 positive patient has had a mastectomy and prostatectomy. Yes, you read that correctly. Meet Robert, a male HBOC carrier and breast cancer survivor!  I am 53 years old and yes, a breast cancer survivor!. I raised two sons as a single dad and have two grandchildren, with a third on the way. One…

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Leslie had everything planned for her upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Her Christmas shopping lists were in order, and she was ready to host the rehearsal party for her son’s December 28th wedding. What she wasn’t ready for, was the unexpected arrival of cancer. In the 1970s I lost both of my parents to cancer. They were…

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More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die from the disease each year. Since there is no early detection test, most cases are diagnosed in later stages when prognosis is poor. When ovarian cancer is found early at a localized stage, prognosis is good for the majority…

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Hi my name is Rebecca and I want to welcome you to the Myriad Genetics Blog! We wanted to share with you all some interesting things we are doing here and will also include some things our friends are talking about. We expect to cover many different topics including research work being done at Myriad, patient…

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