The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test allows more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment. Now, a proposal for Medicare coverage is under review.
The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.
When it comes to heart disease, there are plenty of factors you can’t control — including aging and your family history. But even if you can’t turn back time, you can get clarity and manage your risk with the help of genetics.
What could have been the worst day of Kelley Douglass’ life became a turning point when post-crash testing led to genetic counseling — and the diagnosis of a rare genetic disorder.
When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”
When basketball star Isaiah Austin stood in front of the crowd at June’s NBA draft, the moment had special meaning for people with genetic conditions.
Patients want to know what genetic information means, who can use it and who pays for it. Get answers here.
Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act.
The best family health history is built right into an electronic health record. You gather it at home — or wherever you like — and your doctor can access it anywhere.