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Health News 2 Use: New BRCA gene testing guidelines

Posted: 7:44 AM, Aug 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 08:44:24-04

There are new recommendations when it comes to screening for breast cancer.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says women would benefit from more genetic testing.

This is specifically for breast or ovarian cancer that's hereditary.

The task force says the testing needs to be done if someone has already survived cancer once, or if their family line is prone to cancer risks.

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