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MedStar Health Cancer Network - Genetic Testing

Posted at 1:56 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 11:22:56-04

Lynch Syndrome and increase the genetic risk of colon, ovarian, or edometrial cancers in families. Genetic testing can help determine risk factors for inherited cancers, like Lynch Syndrome

If you have had several direct relatives with cancer, several relatives with the same type of cancer, family members diagnosed with cancer at a young age, or other risk factors, you may want to consider genetic testing.

The MedStar Health Cancer Network makes genetic testing easy. A counselor meets with your or your family for medical histories and an estimate of how likely someone is to inherit cancer.

To learn more, click here, or tune into the MedStar Health Cancer Network's Colorectal House Calls starting tonight at 4:30 pm on WMAR.