Some Breast Cancer Patients Missing Out on Genetic Counseling

Some Breast Cancer Patients Missing Out on Genetic Counseling

As new genes are linked to breast cancer occurring in families, and as genetic testing becomes more important in directing treatment for newly diagnosed patients, a substantial number of those at the highest risk are not getting tested. MORE FROM THE LAB: Subscribe to our weekly newsletter Nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who should be recommended for genetic testing did not get it. A quarter of these patients were not counseled about their potential risk, a new study finds. Among those who were tested, fewer than two-thirds met with a counselor before surgery, when results could most...

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