BRCA1/2

Updated: Oct 19


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.

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