In this feature, reporter Tracy Smith provides an in-depth review of recent advances in the field of prognostic testing. Using DecisionDx-UM as a prime example, she explores the pressing question, “Would you want to know?”
Patients told CBS that it was valuable to know their odds of survival for a variety of reasons, including life-planning purposes and peace of mind. Dr. Scott Gaines, a Class II patient himself, says knowing his prognosis has changed how he’s living his life.
“I like to savor moments, savor things, smell, teach my boys to smell, remember this. Get all your senses into it,” Dr. Gaines told CBS. “Would I have done that if I was a Class I? I don’t know.”