A 45-year-old Hispanic woman asked her family physician (FP) to take a look at a new brown spot on her right cheek that had appeared in the last 6 months. She admitted to extensive sun exposure, but denied a personal or family history of skin cancer.
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A 73-year-old woman presents with mild dyspnea and dizziness. She has a history of deep venous thrombosis and hypertension and is taking maintenance doses of warfarin and lisinopril.
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In this month’s audiocast. Dr. Campos-Outcalt addresses 5 questions that patients may ask about 23andMe, the recently approved direct-to-consumer test for 3 BRCA1/BRCA2 breast cancer gene mutations. (The test analyzes DNA from self-collected saliva samples and reports on whether a woman is at increased risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.) Dr. Campos-Outcalt provides suggestions in the event that patients ask questions like: Should I be tested? What if the results are negative? And, what if the results are positive?