Is Hereditary Cancer A Risk?
Dr. Sanjay Junega sits down with Dena Goldberg , a genetic counselor practicing in Los Angeles. Dena clarifies that all cancer is genetic, but not all cancer is hereditary. They talk about the different types of genetic tests, and Dena cautions people on only using one option as it is not completely accurate. The most valuable aspect of speaking to a genetic counselor is the counseling aspect. There is psychosocial and emotional stress that comes with cancer risk or believing you are at risk.