New report: Not all women should be tested for breast cancer gene

Posted on: 3:41 pm, April 1, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:44pm, April 1, 2013

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task force has just released a report stating not everyone should be tested for breast cancer genes.

In a new draft statement, the task force said 90 percent of women who do not have a family history with BRCA genes will see no benefit from testing.

The test often gives inconclusive results which could leave many women wondering their true risk for the disease.

Instead, screening should be limited to those who have had family members test positive for the genes.