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Who should get breast cancer genetic testing?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Start w/affected pt
Pesonal and family risk factors assoc w/brca mutation: muliple fam members, bil breast cancer, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, ashkenazi jewish heritage (specific founder mutations), diagnosis age <50 (dx age < 60 if er/pr/her2 - or triple negative).
Both maternal and paternal history is important.

In brief: Start w/affected pt
Pesonal and family risk factors assoc w/brca mutation: muliple fam members, bil breast cancer, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, ashkenazi jewish heritage (specific founder mutations), diagnosis age <50 (dx age < 60 if er/pr/her2 - or triple negative).
Both maternal and paternal history is important.
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Try this link. http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/genetic/
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Family history
It may be useful for a woman with strong family history of breast cancer.
Even in that case the woman should consider what she would do with the results before getting the tests done. It is best to consult your doctor to detemine if a genetic test may be warranted.

In brief: Family history
It may be useful for a woman with strong family history of breast cancer.
Even in that case the woman should consider what she would do with the results before getting the tests done. It is best to consult your doctor to detemine if a genetic test may be warranted.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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