What is the new breast cancer test, HALO, and how do you use it in your practice?

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DrAttai (Physician - Surgery - Breast (Verified) ) - 04 / 02 / 2012

The HALO test is a way to obtain fluid from the nipple which then can be analyzed to see if there are any abnormal, or atypical cells. Cellular atypia is a risk factor for the future development of breast cancer, and patients who have atypia usually are followed more closely. The HALO test is not a substitute for mammogram or other imaging as it is not meant to diagnose breast cancer - it is a way to determine if a woman might be at increased risk and therefore might need additional imaging. The HALO test is typically used in women under the age of 40, who are not yet undergoing routine screening with mammography.
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