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Concerned about hereditary cancer?
07.09.2013 [SMH Extra]
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grandmothermotherdaughterloresSeveral weeks ago, actress Angelina Jolie announced she had both breasts removed because genetic testing showed she had a high risk for cancer.

And last month, the US Supreme Court ruled that companies can’t patent human genes.

The genetic-testing industry is growing rapidly and the Internet is filled with advertisements urging people to learn about their genetic makeup.

But for that very reason, experts say to proceed with caution if you’re considering at-home tests or unregulated testing providers and laboratories.

Our Genetic Education Program medical director and genetic counselor can help you make informed decisions about your health and when to seek evaluation. Click here to learn more.


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