The Cancer Divide: In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted

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As a push ensues to test for cancer-causing gene mutations that are common among many Jews, women are facing hard choices about how much they want to know.

plerudulier‘s insight:

The country [Israel] has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world, according to a World Health Organization report. And some leading scientists here are advocating what may be the first national screening campaign to test women for cancer-causing genetic mutations common among Jews — tests that are already forcing young women to make agonizing choices about what they want to know, when they want to know it and what to do with the information.

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