Georgia Hurst

Georgia Hurst is a patient advocate for those with Lynch syndrome. She has the MLH1 mutation and fortunately has never had any cancer. She is the co-creator of #GenCSM (Genetic Cancer Social Media) on Twitter, and her advocacy work has afforded her opportunities to write for medical journals, various websites and genetic testing companies, as well as collaborate as a stakeholder for the National Academy of Sciences: Genomics and Population Health Collaborative. Her loves include: her son, her dog, books, photography, long walks in the woods, and seeking out fungi after the rain. Her motto is: "There is enough misery in the world — there’s no need to contribute to it.”

Living Scan to Scan with Lynch Syndrome

February 26, 2019

All of this fuss over frequent cancer prevention begs the question: To what end will I try to fight cancer and for how long?

Dealing with Survivor's Guilt

December 26, 2018

Whenever I thought about my brother and his death, I used to feel tremendous survivor's guilt. He never knew he had Lynch syndrome when he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Lynch Syndrome and Death Anxiety

December 11, 2018

When I was diagnosed with a hereditary cancer syndrome, I had feelings of death anxiety.

Genetic Testing of Children for Lynch Syndrome

November 19, 2018

Genetic testing in children is a highly complex topic, and it is something which I frequently think about because of my son.