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Intake Question Related to Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Can Help Women Get Diagnosed Sooner

According to a study done by the Fred Hutchison Cancer Cancer, a quick three-question survey as part of patient intake can help women with the symptoms of ovarian cancer be … Continue reading 

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TRICARE to cover BRCA test

Late last year, TRICARE – the health program for Uniformed Service members – released regulations to comply with existing federal guidelines. These regulations stated that TRICARE could not cover devices … Continue reading 

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Why We Need a Screening Test (CNN)

Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, talked to CNN about recent recommendations against screening for ovarian cancer. Dr. Brawley noted that the tools we currently have … Continue reading 

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JAAPA: When the Patient Asks – Can I be Screened for Ovarian Cancer

The JAAPA published a When the Patient Asks column on screening for ovarian cancer. WHO TO SCREEN High-risk women with a genetic mutation or strong family history should be screened. … Continue reading 

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Women with BRCA mutations getting diagnosed younger

Women with a  BRCA mutation – which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer – are getting diagnosed younger than their families members were. Earlier generations of women in … Continue reading 

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DNA Dilemma: The Full Interview With the FDA on DTC Genetic Tests (Newsweek)

In an interview yesterday, the FDA made some potentially controversial and confusing statements about consumer genetics, an area it’s in the process of deciding how to regulate. I criticize the … Continue reading 

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