If you or your close relatives have a history of breast or ovarian cancer, there may be an inherited risk that runs in your family. About 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are hereditary – meaning a mutated gene is passed on from parent to child. Having a history of breast or ovarian cancer in your family does not mean that you will actually inherit cancer, but you do inherit a higher risk of developing it.
BRACAnalysis is a genetic test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The true promise of genetic testing is to identify women with the syndrome before they develop cancer so that they may be offered effective medical options to prevent it and detect it an early stage.
The test is not like a traditional mammogram, and is not intended for the general population. BRACAnalysis is specifically tailored for those who are at risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC). You should consider testing for HBOC if you:
- Had breast cancer before age 50
- Have two or more relatives who has had breast cancer
- Have a male relative who has had breast cancer
- Had ovarian cancer at any age
If you think you may be at risk for HBOC, contact Dr. Farmer today to discuss your options and to learn if BRACAnalysis is right for you.
For more information, please call 817.571.6863 or visit www.BRACnow.com
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