Cancer diagnosis prompts sisters to have preventive surgery

April 19, 2015 4:30 AM

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When Noonan was told she had Stage 3A breast cancer, the news, naturally, frightened her. But the experience was also eerily familiar: Every woman on her father's side of the family had been diagnosed with cancer.

This family history prompted her doctors to recommend genetic testing for her two sisters. One sister's results showed no concerns.

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