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The brca test is a simple (tho, very expensive) blood test to determine if one carries the risk of developing the hereditary form of breast (& ovarian) cancer. Affected people have a 50%chance of passing this on to their children
If the test is (-), this can be very reassuring; if (+), one may choose to be proactive and undergo prophylactic (preventive) mastectomies and oophorectomies.
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