HEREDITARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER TESTING
Do you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer? Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome is an inherited condition that results in an increased risk for these types of cancer. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for the majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Knowing if you have a BRCA gene mutation can help you know your risk and what solutions might be best for you.
Women’s Health Center now offers BRCA testing. It does not tell you whether or not you have cancer, but will detect any mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. It is a simple test, taking only a very small amount of blood or oral rinse sample for analysis.
Knowing your test results can also help your doctor or other provider manage your health care needs more effectively.
Many insurance companies cover genetic testing services for hereditary cancer. Women’s Health Center will work with you prior to scheduling your test to determine your insurance coverage.
If you have questions if a BRACA test is right for you, call us at 541-479-8363.