Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Often people are concerned that a diagnosis of cancer in one or more close relatives means that they are at an increased risk for developing cancer themselves. For most people, a relative’s diagnosis of cancer does not greatly increase their own personal risk, but cancer genetic counseling can help determine whether you may have inherited an increased risk for cancer.

Nancy Ledbetter R.N., CNS, APNG, a Genetic Counselor and Coordinator of the Prevention and Risk Assessment Program at the Providence Cancer Center joined us, along with Natalie Russell, a genetic testing patient, to talk about how the program works and the decisions that go into genetic testing.

For more information on this and other health topics, visit our Family Matters website.


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