Cost Effective Cancer Screening Test Introduced; A Blessing Or A Curse!!

April 22, 2015 3:28 PM

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When the word “cancer” strikes our ear drum, the only message our brain conceive is the fear of death and costly treatment and diagnosis. Recently, a cost effective test for breast cancer has been introduced on Tuesday. Moreover it is also being claimed about the tests that these tests may lead patients to seek out unnecessary medical care. Color Genomics’s BRCA screening test is the cheapest and least invasive to come to market, the fruits of the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling that genes could not be patented.

It has been estimated that around 35% to 55% of women with BRCA mutations never develops cancer, but once the test comes positive for any lady, she gets obviously worried for scheduling more frequent mammograms, taking hormone therapy. All this leads her toward the mastectomies or oophorectomies. Yo...

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