40 minutes | Jan 10, 2020

3 - Genetic Risk and Colon Cancer

On this episode of the Triad Cancer Connection Podcast we’re talking with Thuy Vu, a Genetic Counselor at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center in Winston-Salem, NC, about how genetics can affect your probability of developing colon cancer and preventative measures you can take to help stay cancer-free. We’ll also chat with Jill Hyson about her diagnosis of Lynch Syndrome and how it’s affected her life and family. What we discuss: When you should request to see a Genetic Counselor Who is considered a medically “close relative” When to worry about pre-cancerous polyps Collecting your family’s medical history The difference between genetics counseling and genetics testing How often you should have your genetics tested Three possible test results How online genetics tests differ from the genetic testing requested by your doctor Lynch Syndrome Mentally processing your diagnosis Links mentioned: Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Services, Inc. Cancer Dietitian Colon Cancer Coalition Get Your Rear in Gear 2020 Race Race Facebook Event Page
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