After Costly Cancer-Gene Testing, Treatments Add Up

June 5, 2013 10:11 AM

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(WOMENSNEWS)--Many women find themselves in a Catch 22 after they receive the results of the $4,000 test and learn that they are carrying a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.

"They want to follow actress Angelina Jolie's example and have the same procedures she had to reduce the risk of breast cancer from 87 to 5 percent," said Jen Flory, director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. A joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law Center in Los Angel...

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