Test for Breast Cancer Risk Could Reduce Pre-Emptive Masectomies

October 9, 2017

(The Guardian) – A genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of developing breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups. Researchers behind the test say it could reduce the number of women choosing pre-emptive mastectomy surgery as they will be able to make more informed decisions about their care.  The blood test looks at 18 genetic variations, or single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), known to affect the chances of getting breast cancer.

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