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Genetics, Genetic Testing, and Breast Cancer: Part 2

Cristina Nixon, MS, L/CGC explains when genetic testing is recommended and the testing process.
Oct 19, 2016

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

  • the factors that would recommend genetic testing for a particular woman

  • whether DCIS is considered differently than invasive cancer when recommending genetic testing

  • the process of genetic testing

  • when genetic testing wouldn’t be recommended for a woman diagnosed with breast cancer

Listen to part 1 of the series.

Listen to part 3 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, 2:45 PM

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