If Genetic Screening Helps Those at Risk, Why Not Screen Everyone?

Trish is just one of about 1,500 patients at risk of hereditary cancer that are seen each year in Ireland. Most of these cases are related to breast cancer, says Prof. Andrew Green, director of Ireland’s National Centre for Medical Genetics. “The way people are identified is either because they themselves have had cancer at a young age or they have relatives at young age with breast or ovarian cancer.”

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