BRCA testing in young women with breast cancer
Full article: https://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2490541
National guidelines recommend genetic testing for BRCA mutations in young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. However, little is known about how women decide to get testing, or how they use genetic information to decide on treatment options. This study found that genetic testing is increasing among young breast cancer survivors, and it explores some of the factors that play into patients’ decision making about genetic testing. (3/22/16)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I carry a BRCA mutation: Will/does this change my treatment options?
- I am a BRCA mutation carrier: How does this affect my family?
- I tested negative for a BRCA mutation, but I was diagnosed with cancer before age 46. Should I consider other genetic testing options?
- I was diagnosed with breast cancer before age 46: Should I consider genetic testing?
- I have a close relative who was diagnosed with breast cancer before age 46: Should I consider BRCA testing?
- I am having trouble getting my insurance to cover genetic testing: What can I do?
Open Clinical Trials
Below are clinical trials that include genetic counseling and testing.
Other genetic counseling or testing studies may be found here.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.