More parents ponder cancer gene tests for kids
AP/Denver Post, September 22, 2008
Some are now questioning whether children should be tested for the breast cancer gene, just like adults. About 100,000 tests for the gene mutations were reportedly done last year, and this trend may grow in light of widening health insurance coverage and a law that bans genetic discriminations. Medical experts advise those over age 25 to be tested because little can be done to prevent it until then, but new studies show that some disagree.