Learning the Lingo of Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can lead to discussions about family health history, as well as a whole new world to learn about.

Author and patient advocate Shannon Pulaski discusses the importance of learning her family’s health history — something that hardly ever crossed her mind until her mother received an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Pulaski, who is the author of the book “Mom’s Genes,” tested positive for the BRCA mutation, and now advocates for other people to learn their family health history and start that conversation.