Should I be tested for genetic mutations of breast cancer?
You may want to ask your doctor about genetic testing if you:
- Have two or more blood relatives -- mother, sister, aunt, cousin, or daughter -- with pre-menopausal breast cancer or ovarian cancer diagnosed at any age.
- Have been diagnosed with breast cancer, especially if it was diagnosed before you reached menopause, and also have a blood relative with breast or ovarian cancer, or if you have cancer in both breasts.
- Have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you have blood relatives who have had ovarian or breast cancer.
- Are related to a male or female who has a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
- Are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and you have blood relatives who have had breast or ovarian cancer, or you have had breast or ovarian cancer.
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