- Genetic Testing:What You Need to Know
- Who should have genetic testing?
- Who pays for genetic testing?
- What happens during genetic testing?
- What if genetic testing shows an increased risk of getting cancer?
- What are the benefits of genetic testing?
- Do all health professionals know about genetic testing?
- What is the future of genetic testing?
- To learn more
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Last Medical Review: 12/06/2011
Last Revised: 12/06/2011