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Brca 2 Pos Age 68 Is Mastectomy Recommened
It is an option...: ...But not the only one. Any person with an inherited cancer trait or a strong family history of cancer should discuss their management with a specialist in cancer genetics. No such thing as one size fits all. Good news is that by knowing you have a mutation, you have the tactical advantage. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is a normal gene that makes a protein for basic cell functions. It was the second gene discovered that is often mutated in people at extra risk for breast cancer, and depending on the mutation these people often have increased risk of ovarian cancer as well. A person with a family history may be tested for the mutation and make ...Read more
Yes: Many studies have been published demonstrating this option to be safe, both for treatment of breast cancer and prevention in women with brca mutations. No surgery will take the risk of subsequent breast cancer down to zero--there is always some breast tissue left behind, albeit microscopic. Therefore, it stands to reason that the more left behind, the higher the risk; yet, it remains quite low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 34yr sister had brca1and2 testing.Her brca 2 sequencing back positive as "likely pathogenic".What does that mean?Negative for brca 1 sequenc/depdup
34yr old sister had a brca test done.Her results came back as positive for one copy of c.6937+594t> g mutation in brca 2 gene.What does this mean?
? deleterious, now U: The testing report should specify if this is a "deleterious" mutation. If it is, then it is present throughout all her breast tissue increasing her risk of a second/subsequent breast cancer. It also confers a significant risk of ovarian cancer. As a 1st degree relative, you would have a 50% chance of carrying the same mutation and should be tested for this specific mutation. ...Read more
Genetic Counseling: Have you met with a genetic counselor? If not, i strongly recommend this. Testing brca-2 (+) puts you at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer (as well as ca of the stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and melanoma). Options include surgical prophylaxis (mastectomy, oophorectomy), chemoprevention, and close surveillance. These decisions are best made with a professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk reduction: The "best" option is a personal choice. Options to lower breast cancer risk for patients with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation include: -bilateral mastectomy which removes most but not all of the breast cells, and reduces risk the most (by 90-95%) -breast MRI and mammogram does not reduce risk but finds breast cancer early when it is more treatable -chemoprevention to prevent getting breast cancer ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does angelina jolie's brca test, double mastectomy and oophorectomy mean for the average woman?
For the AVERAGE...: ...Risk woman, it should create awareness about: getting routine screening, knowing your family history well, and living a healthy lifestyle. It should not: make people want genetic tests without reason or make women ask for mastectomies out of fear. Of course, it is important to know if your risk is average or high in order to make the right decisions. Talk to your gyn about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options:: are 1 prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (see a plastic surgeon for both), 1 taking a drug for 5 years (see an oncologist), or very close surveillance alone- though I wouldn't recommend the 3d option... Have family members get gene testing ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is survivor rate for female, age 29 , that has had breast cancer two years ago?.Had chemo, double mastectomy, and radiation. She has the brac 1 gene
Breast cancer: HER2 positive means a protein in breast cancer cells promote cancer in breast and non breast tissues. you could inherit the bad cancer gene. this is an aggressive breast cancer. the standard chemo are not effective. new drugs are effective. estrogen & Progesterone are female hormones, but estrogen is more involved. chances are strong for HER2+ females to get cancer. ...Read more
Life planning: This is something to discuss closely w/ your MD. Ovarian CA more likely w/ BRCA1 than BRCA2. Women w/ either BRCA have >50% chance of developing breast cancer. If you have it, get screened with CA-125 blood test, ultrasound, mammogram/MRI, usually starting at age 30. Surgery after childbearing includes removal of the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, as well as mastectomy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, can you recommend a company that can test me for the brca 1 and 2, that offers international service? My mother died from ovarian cancer at age 57
Not that simple: Just your mother's ovarian cancer is not enough to qualify, for genetic screening. Have to meet other criteria myriad genetic lab has patent on brca i & ii testing , through your doctor out side usa can be tested , by contacting mblom@myriod.Com and it is expensive ( most of med insurances will not cover ). ...Read more
If two members of my immediate family developed breast cancer, should I get tested for the brca gene?
Possibly: It's always better to test the family members who have breast cancer if possible. If they are first degree relatives (mother, daughter or sister) and one was under age 50 at diagnosis, you might meet criteria for brca testing. It's best to meet with a genetic counselor who can help guide you and your family so the correct people are tested. There are non-brca mutations as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
At what age should you be screened for breast cancer or cervical cancer if grandmother and aunt had each at early age in 30s/40s? Brca testing?;
See genetics: Early age breast cancer might signal an inherited gene mutation such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, for which screening would begin around the age of 25. See a geneticist to assess risk for an inherited cancer syndrome. Cervical cancer screening begins by age 21. Family history may be a sign of shared environmental or lifestyle factors but inherited risk unlikely; tell your GYN the family history. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My grandmother had breast cancer and my grandfather passed from sarcoma both before the age of 40 (both dad's side) Would I benefit from BRCA testing?
Yes: Having a second degree relative like a grandmother with breast cancer before the age of 40 is a red flag for possible BRCA. If your grandmother is living then she could be tested. If not, then your mother or father could be tested depending on which side of the family. If they do not have the gene then they cannot pass it on to you. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wife had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction two days ago. Is having back pain...Is this normal? Insicions are clean. Drains emptied on schedul
Female, 32 years old, IDC with two tumors, one 1.4X1.7 and the other .5. Bx results ER+/PR-/HER2-. Ki67 is 50. Plan is mastectomy and tamoxifen for 5 years. Question is does the patient need chemotheraphy as well.
What is nodal status: This is an area of controversy. If lymph nodes contain tumor, the answer is universally yes. If they do not have tumor, many oncologists would say with young age, tumor over 1 cm in size, and multifocal tumors, YES to chemotherapy. Remember that each cancer is unique, and only the doctors that have all of the information can give you the best recommendation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the oldest age a woman can't receive reconstruction of breast after mastectomy?
Breast surgery: It is not your age but your health! ...Read more
What is my cancer recurrence rate if i had a double mastectomy 3 nodes positive, clear margins , 6 rounds of chemo and no radiation?
Small: Small but very real. Requires ongoing evaluation and monitoring. ...Read more
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