UPMC Susquehanna - Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center - Genetic Testing
UPMC Susquehanna - Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center
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Lycoming County United Way
Description of Service
Genetic testing is done to detect possible genetic defects that place family members at a far higher risk for developing either breast or ovarian cancer, or both. Both men and women can have this defect and can pass it on down to their children. As part of the process, there is a discussion on all the options available to the patient if she decides to have the test and it comes back positive. Blood is drawn and results are typically back in four to six weeks.
Lycoming County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Bradford County, Potter County, Clinton County, Union County, Northumberland County, Snyder County