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My Daughter Her Mother

When Debra Lesser learned that she had a high risk of developing cancer from results of her at-home genetics test, she didn’t take the information lightly.

She made an appointment with a genetic counselor at Northside Hospital’s Cancer Genetics Program, where she learned more about how her family history played into her risk for developing breast cancer.

I tested positive for a mutation, which means my risk of getting cancer is much higher than the average woman,” Debra added. Armed with information about her risks, and with the support of Northside Hospital’s expert physicians and genetic counselors, she decided on a preventative action plan.

It potentially saved my life,” Debra Lesser said.

Read the full story from WSB TV here.

Learn more about Northside’s Cancer Genetics Program and genetic counseling resources here.


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