My relative has metastatic breast cancer, going through the final stages. Is it advisable for her daughter to undergo tests? Is cancer hereditary?

Yes, some forms of. Breast cancer are hereditary. It's best to ask your relative's doctor what if she had the genetic type of breast cancer. If your relative got it at a fairly young age, it is definitely advisable for her daughter to get genetic testing.
Need More Info. As many as 10-15% of breast cancers in the us are believed to be hereditary. These are linked to mutations of a particular group of genes called the brca genes. There is a simple blood test to check to see if someone has a brca mutation. If your relative was diagnosed at an early age and/or there are other family members w/breast or ovarian cancer, it may be appropriate for your relative.

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PET/CT. The primary test for staging for breast cancer is the pet/ct scan. A bone scan is also a helpful test if you're concerned about bony disease, and a brain MRI is helpful to look at the head. The sites of distant spread of breast cancer are generally liver, lungs, bone and brain, so these tests are sufficient. Read more...
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