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Genetic Risk Assessment Program

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Approximately 7-10% of breast and ovarian cancers occur because of an inherited gene mutation that is transmitted from parent to child. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, genetic counseling and testing may be appropriate for you. Individuals with a hereditary susceptibility to cancer can make informed decisions about how to reduce their risks.

Dr. Pressman
At the Weill Cornell Breast Center, genetic testing is performed on a blood sample along with pre- and post-test counseling. Our experienced team provides information about the interpretation of test results and the most appropriate screening methods to help identify cancers at early and treatable stage. The information provided may have implications for the entire family, particularly the next generation. If you would like more information about our program, please call (212) 821–0830.

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Dr. Peter Pressman has co-written an indispensable book "Breast Cancer—The Complete Guide," which includes the most up-to-date information about new developments in the field of Breast Cancer care. These include new diagnostic procedures, changes in the treatment of in situ cancer, improved surgical techniques that have better cosmetic results, genetic testing, sequencing radiation and chemotherapy, and more. This book will help women diagnosed with breast cancer make informed decisions about the care that is right for them.



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