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  • Should genetic testing for breast cancer stop at 65?

    Posted by riponjahan riponjahan on October 28, 2020 at 4:44 am

    Are we missing the importance of the impact of the results of genetic testing on blood relatives (e.g. adult children) for whom this information would influence their risk? Its not just an individual issue but one that impacts entire families.  There should be no age cutoff if the red flags are there.

    leann2001nl replied 3 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • tracey.sweatman_491

    Member
    October 28, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    It seems like a “no-brainer” to me.  If genetic testing were done at a young age, then if someone is found to have the genes that pose a high risk, those persons should be “screened” with MRI, thus NOT being radiated with ionizing radiation which causes cancer. 
    This would help the industry see that ionizing radiation from screening  is in fact causing breast cancer. 

    • leann2001nl

      Member
      October 28, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Mammo with tomo is about a few months of background radiation exposure.