Meet Lisa and Sherrl: Genetic Counseling

2013-05-23 16:45:13 by ajoliet, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.

Lisa Owens was stunned when her cousin was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, but the situation took a more personal turn when genetic testing revealed that she and her mother, Sherrl Wenzel, carried the gene that increased their risk of contracting ovarian or breast cancer from less than one to 94 percent. Watch this Children's Channel video podcast, Lisa and Sherrl share the story of how a visit to the centers for Genetics and Metabolism changed, and possibly saved, their lives.

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