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My mom had two types of very aggressive breast cancer. Im almost 30, would it be wise to ask for genetic testing?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It depends on other factors, like your mom's age at diagnosis.
If she was under 50, and particularly if you have other first-degree relatives with breast cancer (sister, daughter) or ovarian cancer, you may be at risk for carrying the brca gene. Ask for genetic counseling instead of genetic testing, as the type of test you need depends on a more extensive review of your history. Good luck!

In brief: Yes
It depends on other factors, like your mom's age at diagnosis.
If she was under 50, and particularly if you have other first-degree relatives with breast cancer (sister, daughter) or ovarian cancer, you may be at risk for carrying the brca gene. Ask for genetic counseling instead of genetic testing, as the type of test you need depends on a more extensive review of your history. Good luck!
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly-for mom 1st
Risk factors for possible brca mutation are family histories that include multiple family members, bilateral or multiple cancers in one family member, male breast cancer, young age of diagnosis (<50/premenopausal esp early 40s/30s), ovarian cancer, & certain ethnic groups (ashkenazi jewish).
Current guidelines also include triple neg & age <60. Testing should start with an affected indiv first.

In brief: Possibly-for mom 1st
Risk factors for possible brca mutation are family histories that include multiple family members, bilateral or multiple cancers in one family member, male breast cancer, young age of diagnosis (<50/premenopausal esp early 40s/30s), ovarian cancer, & certain ethnic groups (ashkenazi jewish).
Current guidelines also include triple neg & age <60. Testing should start with an affected indiv first.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The best person to test is your mother since she is at very high risk of having a positive due to her double primary breast cancer.
If she is positive, you have a 50% chance of being positive. If she is no longer alive, you can be tested, but even if you are negative, you are still at high risk of breast cancer since we don't know if your mother was positive or negative.

In brief: Yes
The best person to test is your mother since she is at very high risk of having a positive due to her double primary breast cancer.
If she is positive, you have a 50% chance of being positive. If she is no longer alive, you can be tested, but even if you are negative, you are still at high risk of breast cancer since we don't know if your mother was positive or negative.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
For femalles with any first degree relative mother sister grandmother with breast caner should consider the bracca genetic testing.
While not 100% it will tell you what your relative risk is and allow more agressivive monitoring with mammograms and perhaps mris. But it may along with counseling help you decided what you would like to do to prevent the risk or watch more closely to catch it early.

In brief: Yes
For femalles with any first degree relative mother sister grandmother with breast caner should consider the bracca genetic testing.
While not 100% it will tell you what your relative risk is and allow more agressivive monitoring with mammograms and perhaps mris. But it may along with counseling help you decided what you would like to do to prevent the risk or watch more closely to catch it early.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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