New? Hi Justine,
I haven\'t heard of these tests before so I\'m guessing it\'s a new development. Very good news too.
Would be interested to find out more.
Is this new? Hi everyone,
I found this info on the Gmtv website but I\'m not sure if its new info or not.
anway this is the info:
New Test To Access Risk Of Breast Cancer In Women
At the moment it is only possible to test a women\'s chances of getting breast cancer by comparing her genes to those of her mother or grandmother. Although this has helped to save many lives by letting women know early if they have a high chance of developing cancer, many women who believed they may have been in a high risk category were not able to take the test as they had no living relative to compare their genes with.
Faulty genes are often the cause of breast cancer and a new test that will soon be available that checks a women\'s genes for faults without having to compare them to those of her mother or grandmother. Thus women who have no living relatives will still be able to find out whether or not they are at a high risk of developing the disease. The test is likely to cost around Ã‚Â£2000.00, with the price decreasing for any following family members who need it, as some of the initial gene identification work would not have to be carried out twice.
If women are found to have high risk genes their chances of getting breast cancer can be increased to up to 85%. Consequently it is important for these women to have regular mammograms and many request having their breasts removed before they even show any signs of having the disease.
Related Link: Breast Cancer
I probably can\'t paste the url address, but its on the gmtv website, http gmtv dot medicdirect dot co dot uk