top of page


Updated: Nov 13, 2020

What Is Hereditary Cancer??

5-10% of all cancers are hereditary. This means there is a genetic variant passed down in the family that increase the risk of developing certain cancers.

Why BRCA1/2 ??

BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 are the two most common genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Certain variants in these genes can increase the risk of a person developing not only breast and ovarian cancers but also prostate, pancreatic, fallopian tube, peritoneal cancers and melanoma.

Mutation in BRCA1/2 is More Common than what you may think. The frequency of BRCA1/2 mutation found in both men and women is 1 in 300 to 1 in 500.

If You or Your family meets any of the criteria below, you should consider taking the BRCA1/2 test:

  • Breast Cancer Diagnosed at or before age 505

  • Ovarian Cancer/Pancreatic Cancer/Male Breast Cancer

  • Three or More Relatives with Breast, Colorectal, Endometrial and/or Prostate Cancer

  • Previously Identified BRCA1/2 Mutation in the Family

How can Genetic Testing Help??

Explore the BRCA1/2 Testing Options

Available at GC Genome


Download the Required Document Through the Link Below


This test can be performed upon request from a medical doctor.



747 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page