Thursday, May 17, 2012

Genetic Testing: Is It Worth It?

The following video is very informational about when genetic testing should be done pertaining to cancer. This question and answer time is with a panel of oncolgists at MD Anderson Cancer Center which is one of the leading cancer centers in the United States. If you have cancer in your family then you must view this video!
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How often you should get tested for breast cancer depends on your chances for getting the disease. If you are at increased risk for breast cancer, you may need to start screening exams at an earlier age, get additional tests or be tested more often.

Learn when genetic testing makes sense for you.

Dr. Banu Arun, Professor of Breast Medical Oncology and Co-Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Diana Turco, Certified Genetic Counselor in Clinical Cancer Genetics, answer common questions regarding hereditary risk factors for breast cancer. Dr. Jennifer Litton, Assistant Professor of Breast Medical Oncology, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center moderates the discussion.

I hope that this video was very helpful and please share this with others that are concerned about their family history of cancer.

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