Early detection is important when it comes to cancer. The earlier you find it, the better your chances of survival. Now genetic testing makes it possible for patients to know if they’re at higher risk for cancers because of a genetic predisposition. Why would you want to know that, and what can you do with that knowledge? ProMedica HealthConnect correspondent Chrys Peterson shows us why WTOL-TV anchorman Jerry Anderson decided to go through the process, and how ProMedica certified genetic counselors are helping patients take charge of their health.
Read another personal account from a woman who underwent genetic testing to determine her risk for cancer.