Health Reform Covers Breast Cancer Test | GenomeWeb

Genetic testing for breast cancer is to be covered as a preventive service under the US Affordable Care Act, reports MyHealthNewsDaily. A clarification from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Treasury says that asymptomatic, high-risk women — typically with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer — will be able to get tested for the breast cancer risk genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 with no co-pay.

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