CLEVELAND, Oh -- Does your family history put you at a higher risk for breast cancer? If you are at higher risk, is genetic testing a good idea?
Dr. Zahraa AlHilli is a surgeon with Cleveland Clinic Hospitals and she explained to Fox 8's Stefani Schaefer how doctors are now able to personalize treatment decisions for breast cancer patients at high risk for the disease based on the recent explosion in genetic knowledge.
Click here to learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's Breast Cancer program.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Fox 8 is working with the Cleveland Clinic on a special series of segments helping women learn about new diagnostic tools and breakthroughs in the treatment of breast cancer.
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You can also learn about new breast cancer treatment techniques that aim at protecting a woman's heart by clicking here.