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Is there a genetic test to see how long someone will survive with breast cancer?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Many factors influence how long someone with breast cancer will survive, but there is no genetic test that can predict this.

In brief: No

Many factors influence how long someone with breast cancer will survive, but there is no genetic test that can predict this.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

No there is not.

In brief: No

No there is not.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Your survival with breast cancer primarily depends on how advanced the tumor is when it is diagnosed, the tumor markers and how adequately it can be treated.
Genetic testing can be performed on the tumor to determine if it is a highly aggressive tumor or a less aggressive tumor. Depending on the extent of the cancer, gene testing may play some role in choosing therapy and predicting outcomes.

In brief: No

Your survival with breast cancer primarily depends on how advanced the tumor is when it is diagnosed, the tumor markers and how adequately it can be treated.
Genetic testing can be performed on the tumor to determine if it is a highly aggressive tumor or a less aggressive tumor. Depending on the extent of the cancer, gene testing may play some role in choosing therapy and predicting outcomes.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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