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Breast Anatomy

Let’s draw a diagram of the human breast and talk about some of the amazing functions of this organ. Now, the human breast in both males and females contains mammary glands. And in females, around the time of puberty, these mammary glands develop. In males, they usually remain undeveloped. And the main function of these […]

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How to Determine If You Should Get Genetic Testing

that’s a very interesting question actually this week a paper came out that suggested that everybody over the age of 30 should should consider having genetic counseling and testing potentially but right now previously the criteria for having genetic testing involved looking at your own history or your family history and for a patient herself […]

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Cowden Syndrome and Cancer Genetic Testing at Ohio State

Cowden syndrome is a rare hereditary cancer syndrome. Patients with Cowden syndrome are at risk for multiple cancers – breast cancer, thyroid cancer, endometrial cancer, renal cell cancer, colon cancer, melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer and benign brain tumors. I’m involved with this disease because patients with Cowden syndrome can often have […]

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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk – SLUCare Health Watch

In this morning’s health watch the American Cancer Society estimates five to ten percent of breast cancers are caused by genetic mutations one SLUCare doctor worries though people are estimating their risk with home ancestry kits instead of getting thorough genetic counseling, Fox Two’s Kim Hudson is on the HealthWatch SLUCare breast surgeon Dr. Kaitlin […]

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Genetic counselling and testing

(gentle instrumental music) – The Cancer Australia Statement, Influencing Best Practice in Breast Cancer provides the evidence to support effective patient-centered cancer care and improve cancer outcomes. The Statement is based on the best available evidence supported by expert clinical and consumer advice. – Every year in Australia, a small proportion are diagnosed with breast […]

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What to Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test

Raluca Kurz: So, individuals who carry mutations in what we now consider higher risk genes for breast cancer such as BRCA1, BRCA2, and probably two should consider seeing a genetic counselor if they haven’t already done so. Well, tentatively they can discuss with their primary care provider the options which should include chemoprevention, surveillance, as […]

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