Author | Gabriel M. Cohn, MD

Articles

Heritable Breast and Ovarian Cancers

September 24, 2011

With the media attention focused on cancer genes and registries aimed at tracing hereditary cancers, many women with a family history of cancer and some with no such history are asking their physicians for advice and testing. This article explains the nature of breast and ovarian cancer inheritance and gives recommendations for screening and intervention based on the latest findings in this fast-changing field.