Am I Next? Hereditary Aspects of Cancer

Iuliana Shapira, MD, Director, Cancer Genetics Program, Monter Cancer Center, and Sharona Cohen, MS, Cancer Genetic Counselor, Monter Cancer Center, explain hereditary cancers and inherited mutations. Topics include: genetic susceptibility, when changes called mutations occur in the genes, cells growing out of control causing cancer, risk-lowering recommendations for cancer, the possibilities of inheriting cancer from first, second and third degree relatives, the selection process of candidates for genetic screening, getting genetic counseling, the importance of colonoscopy and mammogram.

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