Barbara Boughton

Health Writer

Barbara Boughton is a medical writer and editor. She has written about medicine, cancer treatments, and cancer prevention for over 25 years. Her articles about cancer have been published in journals such as the Lancet Oncology and consumer publications such as USA Today and Reader’s Digest. She is also the co-author of the cancer prevention book, "Reduce Your Cancer Risk: Twelve Steps to a Healthier Life," and is the recipient of more than a dozen journalism awards.

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Genetic Counseling for Cancer: What Can It Reveal?

Genetic counseling is the first step in zeroing in on your true risk for inherited cancer. Learn more about what this counseling offers.