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Genetic testing is done through a blood or saliva sample in the clinic. This sample identifies specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person’s chromosomes to help detect increased risk of certain cancers. Genetic mutations can have beneficial, harmful, or no effect on health.
There are many features that can be present in a family that would indicate a referral is needed for genetic services. The following is a general (partial) checklist of characteristics that may indicate an increased risk of familial cancer or a heritable cancer syndrome.
What is the first thing that a lady may do when diagnosed with breast cancer - you got it, google “breast cancer.” This is the main thing that I always tell my patients not to do and why? Breast cancer comes in many different shapes and sizes.
Most women would say that a mammogram is uncomfortable as opposed to being painful.
Digital mammography has decreased radiation exposure by 22% when compared to the prior screen print mammography.
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