Genetics, Genetic Testing, and Breast Cancer: Part 3
This is part three of three-part podcast on genetics and breast cancer with Cristina Nixon. Listen to this podcast to hear her explain:
how a woman could use an online risk assessment tool
the factors the different tools consider
why it’s important that a woman use a risk assessment tool with her doctor or a licensed genetic counselor
what the results from direct-to-consumer testing companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com contain
Listen to part 1 of the series.
Listen to part 2 of the series.
Affiliations: Main Line Health, Genetics and Risk Assessment Program at Main Line Health
Areas of specialization: genetic counseling, cancer genetics, cancer
Cristina Nixon is a licensed certified genetic counselor with the Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program at Main Line Health in Pennsylvania. In addition to counseling patients, she also assists with research, including a study looking at multi-gene panels in BRCA1/BRCA2-positive families. Cristina also has completed the City of Hope’s intensive course in cancer risk assessment.
— Last updated on May 2, 2022, 4:52 PM