What is the benefit of getting genetic breast cancer testing?

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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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For patient & family

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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
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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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