Videos from a Genetic Counselor
Joyce Turner, MS, CGC, is a genetic counselor who provides counseling to individuals and families with a history of cancer. She helps patients decide if genetic testing is right for them and counsels patients on the results, explaining their meaning so women can make informed decisions. Learn more about the genetic counseling and testing and the role of family history and BRCA gene mutations in breast cancer from her videos.
The Role of Family History in Breast Cancer
Genetic counselor Joyce Turner, MSC, CGC, explains how family history of breast cancer may indicate inherited changes in genes that increase your personal risk for breast cancer. She offers action steps you can take if you have concerns about your personal risk of breast cancer.
The Role of Family History in Breast Cancer (30-second)
Genetic counselor Joyce Turner, MSC, CGC, explains that if you have a family history of breast cancer, it is important to speak with a genetic counselor or a health professional who can talk to you about your personal risk of developing breast cancer.
BRCA Genes and Breast Cancer
Genetic counselor Joyce Turner, MSC, CGC, provides an overview of BRCA genes and their relationship to breast and ovarian cancer. She explains how each of us inherits BRCA genes from our parents, the role of those genes and what happens if we inherit a gene mutation. She also talks about how genetic counseling and testing can give a woman information she can use to make decisions about her health.
What Is a BRCA Gene Mutation?
In this video, genetic counselor Joyce Turner, MSC, CGC, explains what the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are and how a mutation in either gene can lead to cancer. She also discusses how genetic counseling and testing can help women make informed decisions about their health.