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Talking to your kids about cancer - ep 168 with Shannon Pulaski

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Shannon Pulaski is the founder of ProActive Genes, and the author of Mom's Genes, a children's book that helps families talk to their kids about genetic diseases. We had a great conversation with Shannon about why it's never too early to start being proactive about cancer prevention.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Shannon's experience with the BRCA gene and getting tested
  • Why she wrote Mom's Genes
  • How Asheknazi Jews are affected by the BRCA gene
  • Nancy's feelings about getting mammograms
  • Alexa's experiences with OB-GYNs
  • Women's experiences with medical and health care
  • Updates on health care legislation
  • The impact of the BRCA gene on men
  • What families can do when they find out mom or dad carries the BRCA gene

Get all the show notes and links to any of the things we talk about at http://losethecape.com/podcast/168