If you’ve been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, it can be helpful to find out whether or not you have a hereditary genetic mutation. Testing positive for certain genetic mutations can affect your treatment choices. In some cases, testing positive for a genetic mutation could mean that you’re eligible for a clinical trial that can provide a potential treatment option.
In the video Genetic Testing and Metastatic Breast Cancer, you can learn how genetic counseling and genetic testing might benefit you.
Our featured guests:
- Cristina Nixon, M.S., L/CGC, a licensed certified genetic counselor with the Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program at Main Line Health
- Dana Yorko, who was diagnosed with stage III inflammatory breast cancer in 2013. Dana later experienced a recurrence and was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She underwent genetic counseling with Cristina, which lead to genetic testing.
Learn more about the information presented in this video:
- Genetic Testing
- Clinical Trials for Metastatic Breast Cancer, including the Metastatic Trial Search tool
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Choices
This video was made possible by the generous support of Pfizer.
Special thanks to Cristina Nixon; Dana Yorko; Paul Gilman, M.D.; and Lankenau Medical Center.