Breast Cancer testing, awareness important to all

October 1, 2014 2:12 PM

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Breast Cancer testing, awareness important to all

Hicks’ mom is a breast cancer survivor, and Hicks has four immediate relatives all who have either battled breast cancer or ovarian cancer. So, when she learned last year that The Breast Center at Floyd was now offering genetic testing as part of its services, she decided right away that she should learn more.

Because of her family history and risk status, Hicks was already coming to The Breast Center’s high-risk clinic where specialty-trained nurse practitioners provided regular monitoring, clinical breast exams and once yearly mammograms and magnetic resonance imaging. After her last mammogram, Hicks wa...

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