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What Does Brca1 And Brca2 Stand For
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
Breast cancer: BRCA refers to a set of genes that have been associated to confer a higher risk of developing certain cancers. It was first identified in women with a higher risk of developing breast cancer hence the acronym BRCA. It is associated with breast cancer, ovarian cancer and peritoneal cancer. It can be associated with breast cancer in males as well. ...Read moreSee 3 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
Brac1 and brac2 gene: No nobody keeps track of that because these tests are done all over the world. ...Read more
Inhibits cell growth: Basically all chemo inhibits cell division and growth. Cancer cells lose normal control of these functions, so since they grow faster than normal cells, interfering with this hopefully kills the cancer. The problem is normal cells still divide normally, and are also affected-resulting in side effects of hair loss, diahrrea, and bone marrow suppression. ...Read more
How many relatives need to have had breastcancer before you should get genetic testing for the BRCA genes? My mother contracted breast cancer, I am 40
See genetics: Most breast cancer is NOT due to an inherited risk, but rather occurs by chance. Family history that suggests an inherited risk, such as changes in the BRCA1 gene or BRCA2 gene, include multiple relatives with cancer over more than one generation and younger ages of onset. If you are concerned about an inherited risk, see a geneticist who can assess your family history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i test positive for brac gene mutation i get mastectomy with breast implantsin same surgery . How long would be in hospital ? How long until normal
VARIES: Treatment varies from hospital to hospital as well as physician to physician. Most surgeons and hospitals will do the mastectomies and reconstructions on the same day. Length of time for hospitalization and full recovery varies with the type of surgery and reconstruction done. Take it one step at a time. Get the brca test done first and see what the results show. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i go for genetic testing to check for cancer vulnerability? Is it covered by ghi? Where would i get tested? How is it done? Any pros or cons
If indicated: Genetic test for what cancer? First criteria a group of family members have to suffer example breast cancer.Fear is not enough, must under go genetic counceling , if positive prepared to face psychological trauma. For breast and ovary brca mutation studies are available , and not for mass screening , most of insurances may not cover this expensive tests as routine test ...Read more
Depends: If you have a valid reason to be tested-first degree family members, breast cancer under age of 50, others in family with brca positive test (to name a few)-then it should be covered by your insurance carrier. Depending on your insurance plan and deductible, there may not be any out of pocket cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About the brca-1 gene (breast cancer gene)...If a male is a carrier for the gene what will happen to his daughters?
50:50 inheritance: Any child of a brca carrier has a 50:50 chance of inheriting that mutation. If they have inherited the mutation, they have a 50-80% chance of developing breast cancer, and an increeased risk of several other cancers. For more information, check this link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/brca. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Family history: I have to assume you are talking about brac1 and 2 testing. Without a family history of breast or ovarian cancer your chance of having a mutation would be pretty low. With a family history, most insurance would cover at least part of the cost of the testing. Myriad, the lab which does the testing, would do an analysis for you to determine your out of pocket costs prior to running the test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good support: I highly recommend that you find a store in your area that specializes in running shoes (not your local chain store). These stores are staffed with running enthusiasts and experts who can help you find the right shoe. Thank you for taking on this great task. Many breast cancer patients and researchers will benefit. Good luck! ...Read more
Mother diagnosis with breast cancer at 54, maternal grandmother diagnosis with pancreatic ca at 69. Dr's won't do brca test because there is no other breast/ovarian ca in my family. What do I do? I'm so worried.
Pcr-FISH-karyotype: There are 3 main types of genetic tests. The old standard is to take a blood sample from the hip (marrow) and grow cells to look at all the chromosomes (karyotype). It is a 'broad strokes' look but not as sensitive as the others. A fish test looks at blood cells with 'probes' to the known genetic changes (moderately sensitive) and a PCR test is a 'molecular' test of the dna (very sensitive). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: To answer here. Review with her family doctor for referrals. See a medical geneticist. If truly concerned see a medical oncologist to see if there are medications (anti-estrogen hormones) to try. If very concerned or very high risk, sometimes mastectomy and plastic surgery reconstruction is considered. ...Read more
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