At the age of 29 Dave Dubin heard the words no one want to hear-you have cancer. Just a few short years later, a second tumor, then a third. It was during that time Dubin learned he had Lynch Syndrome, an inherited disorder caused by genetic mutations that increase a person’s risk of developing certain cancers, in particular colorectal cancer.
One in 440 people are Lynch-positive but likely do not know it. Now a three-time cancer survivor, the 48-year-old married father of three and his wife Robin are making it their mission to spread awareness through their foundation AliveAndKickn. People are encouraged to share medical information via the foundation’s HEROIC Registry that can in turn help researchers develop new treatments and conduct further studies.
To learn more, visit http://aliveandkickn.org/heroic-registry
Source: Katie Hay