Know Your Genes, Know Your Risk: Understanding Genetic Testing in Cancer

Yashoda Hospitals Podcast

May 5 2023 • 11 mins

Genetic testing for cancer involves analyzing a person's DNA to look for specific changes or mutations that may increase their risk of developing cancer or affect their treatment options. The tests are performed to look for any mutations in the genetic makeup of the patient.

While genetic tests can determine the possibility of cancer, they cannot say for sure if the person will develop cancer in their lifetime. Only a small number of such people actually end up getting cancer.

Join our Yashoda Health Podcast episode with Dr. G. Vamshi Krishna Reddy, Director-Oncology Services, Consultant Medical Oncologist & Hemato Oncologist, Yashoda Hospitals, for some valuable insights on the role of genetic testing in cancer management.