Northside Hospital - What you need to know about genetic testing

What you need to know about genetic testing

Posted on: June 23, 2019

 

With recent advancements in technology and increasing attention from the media, much has been in the news about genetic testing for cancer risk.

Although the genes a person is born with may contribute to their risk of developing certain types of cancer, only about 5-10 percent of all cancers are genetic. These cancers are caused by a broken or mutated gene that is passed down in families from one generation to the next.

Perspectives' Condace Pressley spoke with Katie Lang a genetic counselor and coordinator of the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) Cancer Genetics Program.

Listen to the full interview

Filed under: Cancer, Employees & Physicians,

 

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