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Breast cancer: Who needs to be tested?

NEED TO KNOW
  • Understand differences between BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
  • Take into account your family and personal history, genetic counselor says
  • 'Consider talking to somebody about the risks and benefits of testing,' counselor adds

In 2012, 39,510 women will die from breast cancer and 63,300 new cases of non-invasive cancer (the earliest form) will be diagnosed.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, did you know that there is a test both men and women can have that can predict whether they might get breast cancer?  Many people who test positive are choosing to have their breasts removed. HLN’s Dr. Drew and his special guests discuss the matter in detail.

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