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What Does The Brca In Brca1 Stand For
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
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
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
I have a complex multi septated ovarian cyst at 9.5 x 5.6 x 6.3 CM Is that something to be concerned about ? BRCA 1 family history, I tested Negative
Yes: While it is impossible to predict whether or not ovarian cysts/masses are benign or cancer, usually large ones need to be dealt with surgically. May want to see a gyn oncologist for an opinion since they deal with this frequently. Cancer would be very unusual in a 23 year old. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
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
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 2 more doctor answers
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
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