Understanding Cancer and Genetics: Multi-Gene Panel Testing

August 2, 2016
Hosted by Cancer Support Community

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Episode Description

How do you know if you're genetically predisposed to developing cancer? Oftentimes, cancer occurs sporadically—from gene mutations occurring over the course of a lifetime. However, about 10 percent of all incidences of cancer are caused by inherited gene mutations which increase the risk for developing certain types of cancer. When several people in your family have been diagnosed with cancer, many physicians may refer you to genetic testing. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, we're exploring one particular type of test, multi-gene panel testing.

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Frankly Speaking about Cancer is a program that inspires, educates, and empowers patients, survivors, and caregivers living with cancer. Hosted by the Cancer Support Community, this award-winning show features health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, and celebrities who share their insights and experiences. Timely and relevant, each episode helps us live well with cancer. Join the Cancer Support Community Tuesday afternoons at 1 P.M. PT and 4 P.M. ET on the Voice America Health and Wellness network.

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