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Do you recommend genetic testing such as is offered by personalized genomics companies? prostate cancer seems to run in our family

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not ready yet: There is some but limited guidance available for genomic testing in certain cancers. Prostate cancer is not one of those, at least it is not well defined for individual use.
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 18 years experience
Genetic counsellor : Is probably the better person to evaluate your risk: personalized genetic tests are still not validated rigorously.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Screening: If you are healthy and have a family member with prostate ca you should consider screening at age 40.

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