DNA Test Helps Doctors Avoid False Positive Cancer Diagnoses

Imagine being told you have cancer – only to learn that your biopsy had been contaminated or mixed-up with someone else’s.

This scenario happens to approximately 3,000 women who undergo breast biopsies every year – or one out of every 100 cases.

“And for every false positive there’s a false negative,” Dr. Andrew Kenler, an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale Medical School, told FoxNews.com. “When you tell a woman she doesn’t have breast cancer but she does, 6,000 patients a year (could) be under or over treated.”

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