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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Benefits of Gene Testing

Gene testing offers several benefits.

A negative result can create a tremendous sense of relief and may eliminate the need for frequent checkups and tests that are routine in families with a high risk of cancer. Even a positive result can relieve uncertainty and allow a person to make informed decisions about the future. A positive result can also let a person take steps to reduce risk before disease has a chance to develop.

Benefits of Gene Testing