BRCA Testing

BRCA  Analysis is a genetic test that can let you know your risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) by identifying a BRCA gene mutation.

Should I consider Breast and Ovarian Cancer Testing?

First of all, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Testing is not a cancer test: it is a test that can tell you and your physician if there is a risk for breast and ovarian cancer runs in your family.
Knowing that you are at high risk will help your physician and you make informed decisions about your health, before cancer has a chance to develop.

You should consider testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome if you:

  • Breast cancer at age 50 or younger
  • Ovarian cancer at any age
  • Male breast cancer at any age
  • Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and a personal or family history of an HBOC-associated cancer*
  • Two breast cancers in the same person or on the same side of the family
  • Triple negative breast cancer at any age
  • Pancreatic cancer and an HBOC-associated* cancer in the same person or on the same side of the family
  • There are three family members with breast cancer in the same side of the family
  • A previously identified BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation in your family
  • * HBOC-associated cancers are breast, ovarian and pancreatic.

If you think you may benefit from testing, first ask yourself these questions:
Should I consider the test?
How can the test help me?
Will my health insurance pay for the test?
If I get tested, will my health insurance discriminate against me?

For Women OBGYN Associates offers BRAC testing, Contact Dr. Felicia Donald today

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