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Martha Jefferson Healthwise--January 14th

Each year, more than 192,000 American women learn they have breast cancer. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of these women have a hereditary form of the disease, which could possibly be detected by genetic testing for breast cancer. Joining us today for Martha Jefferson Healthwise is Mary Beth Revak – MJH TITLE HERE – with more information for women about genetic testing. Below are the quesitons discussed in this week's video:

What exactly is gentic testing and how is it performed?

Who should consider having genetic testing for Breast cancer? And Are there any risks involved?

What does a positive test result mean? will that woman develop breast cancer?


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