Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Medical Group Advises Genetic Testing

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) recommend routine assessment of a woman’s risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, in order to identify those who may benefit from a more thorough hereditary cancer risk assessment. Women who eventually undergo genetic testing and are found to carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation have options available to manage their increased risk of cancer. These guidelines were published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The wife and I are currently doing this through 23andMe. Can't wait to get the results.

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