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What is the benefit of getting genetic breast cancer testing?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Knowledge is Power
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.

In brief: Knowledge is Power
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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: For patient & family
It will be useful for both patient and her children if a patient with breast cancer is + for brca 1/2 mutation- she also has sgnificant risk to develop ovarian cancer so prophylactic surgery would be recommended.
Other consequences for the family- the mutation can be inherited to the children-and if it's +, screening mammogram & MRI should be done earlier & prophylactic surgery'll be recommended.

In brief: For patient & family
It will be useful for both patient and her children if a patient with breast cancer is + for brca 1/2 mutation- she also has sgnificant risk to develop ovarian cancer so prophylactic surgery would be recommended.
Other consequences for the family- the mutation can be inherited to the children-and if it's +, screening mammogram & MRI should be done earlier & prophylactic surgery'll be recommended.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Patients with the mutation are at increased risk for bilateral breast and ovarian cancer. These patients may want bilateral mastectomy.
Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Genetic Testing
About 5 % of breast cancer patients may have brca 1 or brca 2.
It is very important for patients who are positive for brca 1 or 2 who will be recommended to have resection of both breast and her ovarian also about 25% of breast cancer patients may have her 2 neu. Cellular receptor is human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (her2/neu); its presence correlates with a poorer prognosis. The excellent.

In brief: Genetic Testing
About 5 % of breast cancer patients may have brca 1 or brca 2.
It is very important for patients who are positive for brca 1 or 2 who will be recommended to have resection of both breast and her ovarian also about 25% of breast cancer patients may have her 2 neu. Cellular receptor is human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (her2/neu); its presence correlates with a poorer prognosis. The excellent.
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Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
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