Northside Hospital - You can test yourself at home to see if you're at risk of getting cancer

You can test yourself at home to see if you're at risk of getting cancer

Posted on: April 03, 2018

 

ATLANTA - The FDA has approved at-home genetic testing kits to see if you are at risk of getting certain types of cancer.

Channel 2’s Craig Lucie talked with a local woman who says her kit potentially saved her life.

The take-home genetic testing kits are very popular.

You send off your DNA, then you get a report back showing your genetic makeup.

In this case, though, a local woman found she had a high risk of getting cancer and her genetic counselor wants people to know if you do a kit, you need to go one step further to make sure you understand the results.

Read the full story here.

Filed under: Cancer, Latest News & Technology,

 

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