Testing for the classic hereditary breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, has been available and widely offered since their discovery in the 1990s. However, new technologies in genetic testing have recently uncovered information about other genes linked to hereditary breast cancer.
Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)
Hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome is an abnormal version of the gene BRCA1 or BRCA2, which increases a person�s risk of developing various types of cancer
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We help to identify families that may have a hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer syndrome and, when indicated, offer genetic testing, cancer screening and support.
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