Georgia Hurst

Georgia Hurst is a fierce patient advocate for those with Lynch syndrome. Her advocacy work has afforded her opportunities to write for medical journals, various websites, books and genetic testing companies, and collaborate as a stakeholder for the National Academy of Sciences: Genomics and Population Health Collaborative. She is the co-creator of #GenCSM (Genetic Cancer Social Media) on Twitter. 


Living With Lynch Syndrome: Pick Your Hard

August 31, 2021

Women with hereditary cancer syndromes must make difficult decisions about whether to keep their reproductive parts and risk dying young, or to remove them but potentially open themselves up to health issues. “Pick your hard,” writes one woman.

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.

Reconciling a Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Diagnosis

November 06, 2018

When I was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome seven years ago, I began blogging about the roller coaster of emotions I experienced after undergoing genetic testing and prophylactic surgeries.