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Genetics, Genetic Testing, and Breast Cancer: Part 3

Cristina Nixon, MS, L/CGC explains risk assessment tools and why it's important to discuss genetic testing with medical professionals.
Oct 19, 2016

This is part three of three-part podcast on genetics and breast cancer with Cristina Nixon. Listen to this podcast to hear her explain:

  • how a woman could use an online risk assessment tool

  • the factors the different tools consider

  • why it’s important that a woman use a risk assessment tool with her doctor or a licensed genetic counselor

  • what the results from direct-to-consumer testing companies such as 23andMe and contain

Listen to part 1 of the series.

Listen to part 2 of the series.

About the guest
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Cristina Nixon, MS, LCGC

Affiliations: Main Line Health, Genetics and Risk Assessment Program at Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: genetic counseling, cancer genetics, cancer
risk assessment

Cristina Nixon is a licensed certified genetic counselor with the Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program at Main Line Health in Pennsylvania. In addition to counseling patients, she also assists with research, including a study looking at multi-gene panels in BRCA1/BRCA2-positive families. Cristina also has completed the City of Hope’s intensive course in cancer risk assessment.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:48 PM

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