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Breast cancer gene BRCA test now free in Australia

MailOnline Friday, 13 October 2017 ()
Breast cancer gene BRCA test now free in AustraliaTwo Australian women who had lifesaving elective double mastectomies celebrated the victory of free gene testing in Australia for those at risk of breast or ovarian cancer.
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News video: Gene tests can now narrow down breast cancer risk

Gene tests can now narrow down breast cancer risk 00:35

A gene test can predict a woman's likelihood to develop breast cancer. The test analyzes blood or saliva to examine 18 genetic variants which contribute to breast cancer. The Single Nucleotide Polymorphism will allow women to understand whether they will need a mastectomy or not.

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Gene test 'narrows down' breast cancer risk

The Single Nucleotide Polymorphism test gives women a percentage of chance of how likely they are to develop breast cancer in the next 10 years.
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