When Breast Cancer Runs in the Family
Now that the nation’s largest medical testing company is offering tests for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, it’s likely that growing numbers of people will choose to find out if they are carriers. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman speaks with a young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer after the gene mutation was passed down from her grandfather. Dr. Kristine Calhoun, Associate Professor, General Surgery, University of Washington, comments on her patient's bold and comprehensive breast cancer treatment.
Modified October 2013 - MDH