Breast Cancer Genetics and Testing Directory
The BRCA genes are a known risk factor for breast cancer. In fact, a family history of breast cancer can indicate a 5-10% higher risk for women. Mutations in the genes increase risk of breast cancer even more. Screening is available to determine your genetic risk of breast cancer so that you can make informed decisions. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about breast cancer genes, genetic testing, recognizing your risk, and much more.
What Is HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?
What to know if your doctor tells you that you have "HER2-positive" breast cancer.
Breast Cancer and Your Genes
Learn how family history and genetics play roles in breast cancer risk.
Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing
WebMD helps you understanding what is involved in undergoing genetic testing to determine if you may be at risk for breast cancer.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Triple-negative breast cancer is a rare type. It’s serious, but it responds well if you catch it early. Find out about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Breast Cancer Genetics
Cecelia Bellcross, PhD discusses genetic testing for breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie and the Power of the Informed Decision
Dr. Kathy Miller comments on the importance of genetic testing in women at high risk for breast cancer so that they can make personal, informed decisions about their care, as Angelina Jolie has done.