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Understanding Cancer Series

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

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Difficult Decision

Deciding to have a gene test is difficult.

In 1994, a poll asked people if they would take a test to predict diseases that might occur later in their lives; they were not told whether or not treatment or preventive measures would be available. About the same number of people said "no" as said "yes."

Difficult Decision