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With breast cancer, eligibility depends on women’s age at diagnosis as well as the age at diagnosis for any close relatives with breast tumors. TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News)—Nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who should have genetic testing don’t receive it, a new study finds. Genetic testing can play an important part in deciding the best course of treatment, the University of Michigan researchers noted.
In the survey, more than 2,500 women with breast cancer were questioned two months after surgery. The patients were asked if they had wanted genetic testing and, if so, whether they had received it. The women ranged in risk, with 31 percent having a high risk of carrying the BRCA mutations that raise both breast and ovarian cancer risk. Breast cancer survivors who have any of the above factors and had a negative genetic test before 2014 should speak with a genetic counselor to see if additional testing is right for them. Genetic testing has improved since then and new tests can find mutations that were previously missed by older tests.
Women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer: Most doctors agree that not all women with breast cancer need genetic counseling and testing. But counseling and testing is more likely to be helpful if: You were diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age (especially if. Most breast and ovarian cancer is not caused by inherited mutations, so genetic testing will not help most women with a family health history of breast and ovarian cancer. Genetic testing will not identify the cause for some hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, because the.
BRCA1, BRCA2 and other gene mutations that increase breast cancer risk. Most women who get breast cancer don’t have an inherited gene mutation. In the U.S., 5-10 percent of breast cancers are linked to an inherited gene mutation. About half of these are linked to a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation (BReast CAncer genes 1 and 2). However, when a strong family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer is present, there may be reason to believe that a person has inherited an abnormal gene linked to higher breast cancer risk. Some people choose to undergo genetic testing to find out. Based on your cancer risk assessment, the genetic counselor may recommend genetic testing.
This simply involves having blood drawn. The best person to test first is usually the person with cancer. “After we identify the mutation that caused cancer to occur, we can test first-degree relatives — mother, sisters, daughters — to see if they. THURSDAY, Oct.
1, 2015 (HealthDay News) Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a.
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