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

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Personal Decision

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The decision to undergo testing is a very personal one, and experts stress that it should be totally voluntary.

After receiving genetic counseling, a person should agree to the test only if she or he wants the information, not to accommodate relatives, health care providers, or anyone else. An important consideration to weigh is this: If the results are positive, are there available methods for state-of-the-art early detection? prevention? treatment?

Personal Decision