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Multigene Test May Help Prevent Second Cancers in Breast Cancer Survivors

  • 12 July 2017
  • Author: Erma Shaw
  • Number of views: 809

A recent test that evaluates the presence of many genetic changes can benefit cancer survivors even years after treatment has ended, according to Nimmi Kapoor, MD, a surgical oncologist and Medical Director of Breastlink at the Encino Breast Care Center.

Dr. Kapoor discussed the benefits of being tested with this new test that involves many genes, not only a specific gene, during the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.

“It’s important for survivors to talk to their providers about this, even if they’ve had genetic testing a long time ago. The technology has rapidly changed in the past 3 to 10 years,” Dr. Kapoor said. Read More

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