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Genetic Testing Rises Among Young Breast Cancer Patients

Almost 90 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer under 40 get genetic tests to determine their chance of relapse or developing a new cancer.

X-Ray Technologist Donna Fehl, prepares to scan a patient on a mobile mammogram machine at a clinic in Port Arthur, Texas, Monday, November 11, 2013.

Almost 90 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer under 40 get genetic tests to determine their chance of relapse or developing a new cancer. Most who learned they had a genetic mutation had preventive mastectomies. (UPI)

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