Study: More genetic tests needed for high risk women

Many women who are at high risk for breast cancer aren't getting genetic tests because doctors don’t recommend it, a new study found.

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.
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.  Michael Stravato

Many women who are at high risk for breast cancer aren't getting genetic tests because doctors don't recommend it, a new study found. (The Washington Post)