Genetic Tests for Cancer Risk Among Women Aged 18 and Older Who Received Any Genetic Test, by Cancer Site,* 2005

Percent of Women Who Received Genetic Testing:

  • Breast Cancer Risk: 52.9%
  • Ovarian Cancer Risk: 38.0%
  • Colon or Rectal Cancer Risk: 18.5%
  • Other Cancer Risk: 23.8%

*Percentages do not add to 100 because respondents could report more than one type of genetic test.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2005. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

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