Is breast cancer risk increased in women who test negative for the BRCA mutation in their family?
Full article: https://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/22/12/2269.long
Some women who do not carry a BRCA mutation, but come from a BRCA-positive family, still develop breast cancer. This research examines whether these women are at higher risk for breast cancer, or whether their risk is similar to women in the general population. (4/19/16)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I do not carry my family’s BRCA mutation. What type of cancer screening should I have?
- I developed breast cancer even though I do not carry my family’s BRCA mutation. What is my daughter’s risk?
- Should I have additional genetic testing?
- Can you refer me to a genetic counselor?
- What are risk factors for breast cancer?
- How can I reduce my breast cancer risk?
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.