Should You Get A Genetic Test?
Genetic testing has become more accessible and more talked about. For people who have relatives who have had cancer, they might be worried that the cancer could be genetic. There are risks and rewards to the testing. The reward is that you’ll be prepared. If you know you’re at risk for something, you’ll be more vigilant about getting tested and screened on a regular basis. The risk is that you’ll be worrying about your health. You might be scared and worried after you get your results. If you do decide to get a genetic test, make sure you discuss with your doctor all of your concerns and questions. Some tests are as easy as a mouth swab, and some are blood tests.