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.

The Cost of Ovarian Cancer Prevention

September 24, 2018

Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary cancer condition which significantly increases my chances of developing early-onset cancer.

In Honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 09, 2016

In honor of Ovarian Cancer Month, it is only appropriate for me to discuss ovarian cancer. "Ovarian cancer" are two of the scariest words in any language for a woman to hear — screening for it at this time is poor and more often than not, by the time it is detected it is too late.

I Have Lynch Syndrome, Now What?

August 16, 2016

Of the possible 1,000,000 Lynch syndrome carriers in the USA alone, it is estimated that only about 5 percent have been tested.

Genetic Counselors Are Essential in Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome

July 06, 2016

There are about one million people in the United States with Lynch syndrome and yet, it is estimated that only 5 percent of this particular population is aware of the fact they hold one of the five Lynch syndrome genes.

What Is Lynch Syndrome?

May 05, 2016

Lynch syndrome is an inherited cancer susceptibility syndrome caused by mutations in one of five DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes.

#Hcchat Hereditary Cancer Chat

April 15, 2016

There will be another #Hcchat on Twitter this month with special guest Ellen Matloff.

The Greek Keys to Longevity and Possibly Fighting Cancer

March 21, 2016

Greek coffee and longevity on the Greek island of Ikaria.

Colon Cancer and Lynch Syndrome: Know Your Risks

February 16, 2016

As Colon Cancer Awareness Month approaches, know your risks for both cancer and Lynch Syndrome, a genetic syndrome that could make you more susceptible to a number of different cancers.

10 Simple Health Tips for 2016

January 08, 2016

There is a constellation of factors that will determine your health. Your body, mind and environment are all important variables. Here are my thoughts and what I plan to do in 2016.