Vail health feature: A test to access cancer risk

Vail health feature: A test to access cancer risk
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By caramie schnell

For some, taking a test to determine your risk of cancer could be a lifesaver. For others, an inconclusive result could only cause more worry and anxiety. These are just some of the things one must consider when deciding to undergo predictive genetic testing, which is used to identify gene mutations that may put someone at risk for a disease, such as breast, ovarian or colon cancer. Christine Barth, certified genetic counselor at Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards, said predictive genetic testing is not a simple procedure and there are many decisions involved even before testing begins. “It’s a …

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