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This post is sponsored by Prolaris and Myriad Genetics via Global Influence.

Cancer is a nasty piece of work, it’s something that can pop up at any time, with no real cause for some.  My mom and Grandmother both passed away in 2014, that was the worst year of my life, it was heartbreaking to lose my grandmother who passed away first from lung cancer, she was 80 and never smoked a cigarette in her life.  My mother who also never smoked helped my grandmother through her treatment and took her on lots of vacations and tried as hard as she could to make the last few years of her life happy ones, all while she was battling neck cancer at the same time.

When my mom passed away it was the most heartbreaking moment of my life and I will never fully get over it, all I can do now is keep my mom in my thoughts, memories and remember how amazing she is, how much she helped other people and how strong she was until the very end.

Just a few years ago my husband lost his grandfather to prostate cancer, my husband was deployed in Afghanistan at the time and didn’t find out until 2 weeks after his grandfathers funeral.

I think everyone should have regular check ups for cancer, of any type, especially if it runs in your family, the earlier you catch it, the better.

What is Prolaris?

Prolaris is a genetic test for prostate cancer from Myriad Genetics Laboratories that combines traditional risk factors with molecular assessment. Prolaris is the only test that measures how fast prostate cancer cells are dividing. The information obtained from this test greatly impacts the treatment choices that someone diagnosed with Prostate cancer would choose.

Why Prostate Cancer?

1.2 million biopsies a year lead to 240,000 prostate cancer diagnoses and 30,000 deaths. Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. Since women tend to take the dominant role in health care and screening in their homes, we want them to be more educated about Prostate cancer and in turn, to educate their loved ones.  That’s why Prolaris chose to focus on family friendly bloggers to help spread the message.

Who is this targeted to?

Women and men who have a dad, husband, or any man in their life who’s health they care about. (This is targeted to pretty much everyone!)

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