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.
The BRCA Gene Mutation and Breast Cancer Risk
What is the BRCA gene, and how does it affect your risk for cancer?
HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
HER2-Positive Breast Cancer accounts for 1 in 5 cases of breast cancer diagnoses. Learn more about the outlook, chances of recurrence, life expectancy, and treatments for this specific type of breast cancer.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
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.
Oncotype DX Test for Breast Cancer
The Oncotype DX test helps doctors predict if breast cancer will return -- and assists in determining the proper cancer treatment.
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.