Episode 1 – Family Health and Genetics

2021 | 50:41 |

Learning about your family history can be a tough, and often a sensitive topic to bring up with your family members. However, it is important to have these conversations and compile this information if at all possible. Knowing and understanding your potential risk factors associated with health conditions taking with your medical team or doctor about family history may qualify you for screenings and tests to monitor your health. Guests on this panel will discuss the strategies to have these conversations with family, important information you may want to know, as well as the benefits of genomic testing and other prevention measures that can be taken by patients to have the knowledge that they need to address their health decisions. Host: Maimah Karmo | 15 Year Breast Cancer Thriver Guest: Dr. Altovise Ewing, PhD | LCGC -Genomic | Health Equity Scientist | Genetic Counselor Guest: Heidi Floyd, Breast Cancer Survivor | Author | Advocate

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