New Gene Test Predicts Likelihood of Developing Breast Cancer

Scientists have developed a new test, known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), which looks at 18 genetic variants known to affect the chances of developing breast cancer

The SNP test is conducted on blood or saliva. The results, combined with information on breast density and other factors, gives women their percentage chance of developing breast cancer within the next 10 years and throughout their lifetime.

What Patients Need to Know
The SNP test will initially only be available for patients having BRCA gene mutations and a family history of breast cancer.

Source: CancerCare.org.

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