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May 23, 2013

The Price of BRCA Testing

Angelina Jolie recently made the news when she announced that, after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, she opted to have a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. As tests for BRCA1/2 currently cost thousands of dollars, some people question whether such a screen is worth the price. What do you think?

Is getting a genetic test worth the multi-thousand dollar price?

Yes
 
  32.5%
No
 
  45.0%
Not sure
 
  22.5%

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