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What are some questions to consider about breast cancer and genetic testing?

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A genetic test may be able to tell you how likely you are to get breast cancer. Before you get one, here are some questions to consider:

  • Am I prepared to cope with the result? Are my family members also prepared, including my children and my spouse?
  • What are my goals for testing?
  • How would I use my test results? What will I do differently if the results are positive, or if they are negative?
  • Whom will I share my results with?
  • Would a positive test result change relationships with my family?

SOURCE: National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 9, 2019

SOURCE: National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 9, 2019

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