Did You Know? Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer

Did you know?

Did you know that some cost-cutting proposals restrict ob-gyns from ordering important genetic tests for patients?  ACOG EVP/CEO Hal Lawrence explains how ACOG opposes these proposals and is working hard to educate insurers about how these restrictions negatively affect patients and why ob-gyns should be able to order genetic tests that could help detect and prevent cancer.

Learn more with ACOG's Resource Overview on Breast Cancer.

See more Breast Cancer Awareness Month videos:

For Women

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines: Did You Know?
Breast Self-Awareness: Did You Know?
Breast Cancer and Hereditary: Did You Know?
Breast Cancer Early Detection: Did You Know?

For Providers

Breast Cancer Screening: Did You Know?
Evaluating Overall Health During and After Breast Cancer Treatment: Did You Know?
Evaluating Patients’ Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk: Did You Know?

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