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?