Did You Know – Genetic Testing Can Identify Cancer Genes

Did you know cancer experts recommend women
over 30 to get genetically tested for breast and ovarian cancer? Currently, the medical community recommends
those only with a family history of cancer to get genetically tested, but now some experts
think every woman over 30 should be tested. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are independent genes that
can cause ovarian and breast cancer. Genetic testing can identify these genes and tell
you what risk level you are at for these two diseases. According to Breastcancer.org, a
genetic test involves giving a blood or saliva sample that can be analyzed to pick up any
abnormalities in these genes. Talk to your doctor for more information

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