Northern Westchester Hospital Talks Impact of Cancer Genetic Counseling Services in New Video

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After its program launch in November 2011, Northern Westchester Hospital's Cancer Genetic Counseling program has provided clinical and emotional counseling services to many Breast Institute patients. A new video published on its website reinforces the importance of cancer genetic counseling and features Cancer Genetic Couselor, Nancy Cohen, MS,GCG.

To help people better understand the role of genetic counseling in breast health today, Northern Westchester Hospital has published a video that describes the services of The Breast Institute’s board-certified Cancer Genetic Counselor Nancy Cohen, MS, GCG.

In the new video about cancer genetic counseling in New York, Nancy Cohen explains the role of Genetic Counseling Program in The Breast Institute’s continuum of breast health services to women. Patients seek the services of a genetic counselor often as a result of a recent diagnosis of breast cancer in order to make decisions about treatment options. Other women have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer and want to understand their risk of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer.

In genetic counseling sessions, Ms. Cohen helps patients understand information about their genetic risk for breast cancer, as well as how this information may impact other family members.

Unique to the Genetic Counseling Program at Northern Westchester Hospital is that Ms. Cohen schedules counseling sessions herself. This gives patients a chance to speak with Ms. Cohen directly about their concerns and hear from Ms. Cohen what to expect at the genetic counseling session. Being able to provide patients this type of personal guidance is something Ms. Cohen says she particularly enjoys in her role at The Breast Institute.

“What I love about genetic counseling is that it really embodies the phrase ‘knowledge is power,’” says Cohen in the newly published video.

Patients can schedule a genetic counseling appointment directly with Nancy Cohen by visiting The Breast Institute’s website or by calling 914.242.7649.

About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) provides quality, patient centered care that is close to home through the right combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 750 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment.

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