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.