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Definition: Genetic Testing


Cancer genetic testing usually involves a simple blood test sent to a lab where they look for changes in cancer-related genes. The results of a cancer genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder related to cancer.

 

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