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Study Urges Gene Testing Before Breast Reconstruction Using Abdominal Tissue

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    https://www.newswise.com//articles/study-urges-gene-testing-before-breast-reconstruction-using-abdominal-tissue

     

    Although only a small percentage of patients will test positive for BRCA or other high-risk mutations, genetic testing should be considered for all women in whom unilateral (single) mastectomy and abdominal-based free-flap breast reconstruction (FFBR) is planned, according to the study by Erez Dayan, MD, of Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and colleagues.

    Study Urges Gene Testing Before Breast Reconstruction Using Abdominal Tissue | Newswise: News for Journalists

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    For women with breast cancer who opt for breast reconstruction using a tissue flap from the abdomen, gene testing for high-risk mutations should be performed before surgery, concludes a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®

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