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Enter The Future: Genetic Testing/Counseling

While we argue about insurance and payments, medical science continues to advance into the future.

Chromosomes segregate in the process of mitosis.
Chromosomes segregate in the process of mitosis.
Credit Journal of Cellular Biology

Genetic testing is now available to patients in the Rogue Valley, through a partnership between Oregon Health & Science University and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

The testing helps doctors determine if cancer is a possibility, based on a patient's genetic makeup.  And the program also includes counseling on options available to patients whose genetic information does indicate cancer risks.

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