Krista Qualmann on Genetic Counseling and Testing for Patients with Cancer

Krista Qualmann discusses hereditary cancer syndromes.

Krista Qualmann, MS, CGC, Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and UTHealth, discusses hereditary cancer syndromes.

About 5% to 10% of cancers are caused by single-gene disorders. These hereditary cancer syndromes are most well-known for causing cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. They can also have a hand in colon cancer, brain tumors and melanoma.