Erin Hofstatter answers: Who Should Get Genetic Counseling and Testing?


Dr. Erin Hofstatter gives some "red flags" that indicate a patient or family member should consider genetic counseling and testing.

Erin Hofstatter, MD, from Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Medical School, gives some indications that should prompt a patient or family member to go for genetic counseling and testing.

Hofstatter goes over the “classic red flags” that can indicate hereditary cancer risk and a need for genetic counseling and testing, including patients or family members diagnosed at a younger age or if the family history has a clustering of breast and ovarian cancer, or breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancers.

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