Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement that she’d received a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of cancer, highlights a series of decisions we all may be facing in this age of genetic testing: Do I want to know? Whom should I tell? What should I do with the information? Should I take a chance on passing on genetic problems? What about privacy and insurance? Dr. Robert Klitzman addresses these concerns in his book, Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing.
Dr. Klitzman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program, and co-founder of the Center for Bioethics at Columbia University Medical Center. He joins Tom Williams for the hour to answer your questions about genetic testing.