MyRisk Genetic Testing
What is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer?
Do I Qualify?
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome
•Causes about 10% of breast and ovarian cancer
•Substantially increases your risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer, often before the age of 50
•Can be inherited from either your father or your mother
•Can be passed on to your children if you have it
What causes a hereditary cancer syndrome?
A mutation in either of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (BRCA stands for BReast CAncer) or a handful of less penetrant genes gives a woman an increased lifetime risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. Not all families with multiple cases of breast and ovarian cancer have mutations in these genes.
The chance that a family has a hereditary cancer syndrome increases in any of these situations:
•One or more women in a family are diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50
•There is breast or ovarian cancer in multiple generations at any age on the same side of the family (such as mother and daughter)
•A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer twice or has both breast and ovarian cancers
•A male relative is diagnosed with breast cancer
Am I at risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome?
A simple genetic test and complete analysis of the results is available from Somi Javaid M.D. and Associates that can let you know your risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer by identifying a gene mutation. Knowing your risk can help you be ready against hereditary cancer—so you and your practitioner can take steps to reduce your risk.
What's my first step?
Take the following Hereditary Cancer Quiz to help you determine initial cancer risk assessment.
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