Expanded Genetic Testing Uncovered an ATM Mutation

Advocacy Groups | <b>FORCE</b>

This knowledge of genetic testing allowed one woman to make further decisions about her health care as well as share the news with other family members were able to have testing and make the decisions that were right for them.

In 2014, during a routine mammogram, Marci Horton was diagnosed with breast cancer. Marci requested genetic testing and tested negative for a BRCA mutation which was the only test offered to her at the time. Later, in 2018, she had multi-panel gene testing and learned that while she didn’t carry a BRCA mutation, she did have an ATM mutation.

She now understood the cause of her breast cancer. This knowledge allowed her to make further decisions about her health care as well as share the news with other family members were able to have testing and make the decisions that were right for them.

Read more about Marci’s story on the FORCE blog.

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