Thursday, 23 August 2018

NHS to offer tracking tests for women at high risk of ovarian cancer

NHS to offer tracking tests for women at high risk of ovarian cancer Women with the “Jolie” gene will be offered NHS surveillance so they can attempt to preserve their fertility while protecting themselves from cancer.

Under the pilot scheme, women who carry a faulty BRCA gene but do not want to have their ovaries removed will undergo regular blood tests so they can be alerted if the threat of cancer rises.

It means those women can avoid such surgery – which pushes them into menopause – or delay it until they have completed a family. The Daily Telegraph

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