Color Genomics Offers Genetic Screening for Cancer for $249. This is a Game Changer, But Should Everyone Get Tested? Four Questions to Consider

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April 21, 2015 Thanks to new technology, access to genetic testing for heritable cancers is no longer elusive.   Until recently, hereditary cancer genetic testing was limited to patients who sought care in high risk cancer clinics.  Testing was expensive and reserved for people already diagnosed with cancer or folks who had an extensive family… Read more »

DTC Genetic Testing: 5 questions to consider before you buy!

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Five key points to help you decide There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to proceed with online genetic testing or not.  Unlike other health screens such as checking your blood pressure, or bone density, knowing your genetic carrier status can alter your own self-perception.  There are many considerations that should… Read more »