Monday, February 19, 2007

The Breast Views Blog: BrCa1 and BrCa 2 Genetic Testing

It is estimated that about 6 - 10% of all breast cancer is genetic in origin - hence your increased risk if someone else in your family has the disease.

But did you know that scientists have isolated mutations on several breast and ovarian cancer-causing genes and that it is possible to be tested for the mutations?

Question is, would you want to know?

The following link leads to a four part story by a young woman who faces this question after learning that her mom has tested positive for BRCA1.

Click: Guide to Genetic Testing.

Sue Richards

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