Breast Cancer Resource Center Savannah, GA USA

Podcast #20: Genetic Counseling with Zoe Siegel

Zoe Siegel, an oncology genetic counselor in Savannah, joins us to talk about genetic counseling. We give a quick crash course in basic genetics and explain why it’s relevant with our understanding of hereditary cancers. Zoe helps us understand what genetic counseling is all about, who could benefit from going, why it matters, and what you can expect when you go. We talk about tumor suppressor genes and explain why BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations elevate a patient’s lifetime risk for breast and ovarian cancers; we talk about risk reduction strategies; and we also discuss some common concerns that patients may have.