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BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Testing: What Does A Positive Test Mean And Should You Get Tested? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 01 Feb 2014 9:11am The BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations, and a handful of other (rarer) gene mutations, account for about 10% of all breast cancer cases. The abnormal genes affect about 1 in 400 people and can be inherited from either or both parents. BRCA gene mutations increase the lifetime risk of breast cancer in women to between 50 and 87% (depending ... Read on »
Tests tests tests by Angela F Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 7:38pm Just had our second appointment in London. It was a weird day, part good, part hard, part relief. We arrived a little late as we got a bit lost in the big city (even though we've been there before - oops!) so we were a little stressed. And then we had a mountain of forms to sign. I got a little bit confused in parts - there was just so many a ... Read on »
Tests, Tests, and More Tests by Drew's Mommy Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 12:00am We started the week with a load of tests for Drew. These are tests that Dr. Bradstreet ordered. We collected two urine samples, one stool, and we'll be going on Thur do to another blood draw. He had to come off his vitamins and minerals for these tests; and oddly, he also had to come off of pears (along with a few other fruits). We are becomming ... Read on »
Tests, Tests, and More Tests by Florence F. Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 5:16pm Today was a long day. I dialyzed last night so that I could take my dialysis bloodwork with me to the hospital. After dropping my bloods off, it was off to the medical imaging department where I got a chest x-ray. The chest x-ray was quick. After that, I knew that I had to do an abdominal ultrasound, so I decided to keep my very stylish hos ... Read on »
Testing Testing Testing by Susan Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 10:23pm As I said in the Membership post, we are launching our Sunday night program “Sundays with Susan” in a few weeks. We’d like to do a test run so we can test the technology, the participants’ ability to chat during the talk and ask questions. We’d like to do it on July 1 at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time, and are looking for a few people to help us ... Read on »
TESTING TESTING TESTING… by Jamie C. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Mar 2010 12:00am See... this is why everyone should have a test server... so they don't have to test in live :-) countdown_to_chaos-freesoundtrackmusic_CLIP [+] Read on »
Test.test.testing… by RunnJRun Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 1:15pm Just a short post to myself so I can see how/when feedburner delivers posts. I just realized that the subscribe by email widget wasn’t working. But, you can click on that little orange RSS button thing and subscribe by e-mail there (if you’re interested..and i’m sure you are). So. That’s pretty much that. Hope your having an enjoyable Tuesd ... Read on »
Allergy Testing: My Allergy Test and Other Testing by Lisa Lundy Posted Thu 15 Sep 2011 2:12pm When it comes to allergies and allergy testing there is no question that it can get confusing for the consumer. I am very excited to share with you a new testing tool for consumers, which I believe will dramatically empower consumers and change the medical testing landscape. The new testing tool is called My Allergy Test®, which is an FDA cl ... Read on »
Tests, Tests, Tests by Carrie Ostrea Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 2:46am Sedated and wiped out Today was a very busy day for my little girl. Last night, she was sedated all through the night on chloral hydrate.  At least she got some rest, I guess, and we didn’t have to worry about agitation. This morning, she woke up and was still very groggy and sedated looking.  I was so thrilled when she let me hol ... Read on »
Tests, tests, and more tests. by Lisa .. Posted Wed 28 Mar 2012 8:00am Not much has changed since yesterday. Elisabeth is still here, she is still in pain, and we are still not sure what is going on. We have doctors and nurses and people of the like stopping by all day long. And of course there are EEG's and medications and lots and lots of needles. Elisabeth is not doing well, but she is enduring - as she always do ... Read on »