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Angelina Jolie made headlines after undergoing a double mastectomy and now thanks to a US Supreme Court ruling.
Average Americans will be able to afford the same test for gene mutations.
That raise the risk of developing breast or or ovarian cancer or analyst lives in New York City with more on this Laura.
What -- free court ruling do exactly.
Hi -- all the recent -- is change the financial landscape for those in need of this type of testing in a very big way.
The bracket -- is a human gene linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
And genetically predispose men and women have.
Found it extremely difficult to afford the bracket tests which used to cost up to 4000 dollars due to the patent.
Held on the testing by Myriad Genetics at the company that invented the test.
But last month -- US Supreme Court ruling banned genetic patents which dramatically cut cost.
Testing requires blood work to check a patients bracket gene which doctors which gives doctors.
And -- patients a heads up.
Of a possible health crisis down the -- Getting approval from insurance companies has been tricky but carriers now are recognizing that the testing is actually cost effective.
Even if an insurance company has to pay for prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
-- let's say that cost 50000 dollars is just a benchmark.
That is much less expensive than for paying for that same patient.
Have a mammogram and a breast MRI every single year as well as exams by a breast specialist.
If there is a known mutation in a family member or first or second degree relative has developed breast or ovarian cancer Greg.
War -- those who will now be able to afford this test must be absolutely relieved about.
Right -- what was once an uphill battle is now something attainable and potentially lifesaving we talked with Connecticut -- -- A 24 year old with a history of breast cancer in her family.
Getting tested and being diagnosed with -- actually was almost a huge relief for me.
-- because now I know that you know there's so much I can -- -- -- and prevent and and take care of myself and Gabby is told as she is selected to move forward with a double mastectomy which she plans to have done in the next few months a procedure her insurance will cover Greg.
On a story -- -- fourth -- six.
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