Women's Health

Research Reveals Many Women Do Not Follow Through with Recommended Genetic Testing

Outcomes of observing the data

Outcomes of observing the data

In perusing the list of test subjects, it was observed that 0.4 percent of women in the survey had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Of them, 15.1 percent discussed the genetic test with a health care provider, and 13.1 percent were advised to undergo the test. Just 10.5 percent were genetically tested.

Additionally, 2.7 percent had experienced breast cancer. Among those who met at least one of these four criteria, 29 percent had discussed the genetic test with a health care provider, 20.2 percent were advised to undergo the test, and only 15.3 percent had been tested.