talking about breast cancer, ovarian cancer and genes

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP00305312828" title="Los Angeles Times" href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/newspapers/los-angeles-times-ORCRP00305312828.topic">Los Angeles Times</a> staffer Anna Gorman discusses having surgery to prevent developing ovarian cancer with Dr. Beth Karlan, director of the  Women's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000010" title="Cancer" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/cancer-HEDAI0000010.topic">Cancer</a> Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.  For women like Gorman, who is at high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer, getting genetic screening makes sense, but women at average risk shouldn't get such tests.  A new study suggests that doctors may not advise women about genetic screening correctly.
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( Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times )

Los Angeles Times staffer Anna Gorman discusses having surgery to prevent developing ovarian cancer with Dr. Beth Karlan, director of the Women's Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. For women like Gorman, who is at high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer, getting genetic screening makes sense, but women at average risk shouldn't get such tests. A new study suggests that doctors may not advise women about genetic screening correctly.

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