Our expert says:
It is not recommended that people younger as 18 years are tested as it can cause unnecessary anxiety if you go about it the wrong way. Only patients with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer (3 close family members with the disease) should undergo this test. Pre-test counselling is strongly recommended. Please contact the Genetic Clinic, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, tel: 031 240 1000
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