Noninvasive Prenatal Tests Can Also Detect Cancer In Mothers
Tufts Medical Center found noninvasive prenatal tests were able to detect cancer in eight expectant mothers.By Katherine Biek | July 14, 2015
Prenatal tests are designed to detect genetic diseases or birth defects in the fetus before the baby is born.
But now, those same tests may also be able to detect if the mother has cancer.
Researchers at Tufts Medical Center looked at eight different cases, where the mothers all received abnormal results on their noninvasive prenatal tests. (Video via The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)