Genetic Testing Could Give Breast Cancer Patients More Options

(Photo by American Cancer Society/Getty Images)

(Photo by American Cancer Society/Getty Images)

Breast Cancer Gene Testing 10-16-13

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s interesting to see all the leaps modern medicine is taking to find a cure or advanced methods of treatment. Genetic testing could help detect the risk for developing breast cancer and give more options for treatment.

We all know about Angelina Jolie’s recent┬ádouble mastectomy in reaction to the results of tests that found genes that indicate a risk for breast cancer. Live Science reports that that tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations are helping give women a heads up for their risk of developing breast cancer.

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According to LIve Science, only 1 in 400 women have the BRCA mutations. Those numbers only account for 5-10% of breast cancers and 15% of ovarian cancers.

Still, it’s leaps and bounds like this in modern medicine that are the reason there should be more Breast Cancer Awareness!

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