What is the risk for a new breast cancer diagnosis in the other breast for women with a BRCA1, BRCA2 or TP53 mutation?
Full article: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/12/2/378
For women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, knowing their risk of breast cancer in the other (contralateral) breast can help them make decisions about surgery and screening. This study shows that women with an inherited mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or TP53 have an increased risk for contralateral breast cancer. This risk is highest in women with a TP53 mutation. (6/6/20)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Given my personal and family history and mutation status, what is my risk of contralateral breast cancer?
- What are the pros and cons of risk-reducing mastectomy in my contralateral breast?
- If I have a mutation and choose not to have risk-reducing mastectomy of my contralateral breast, what type of surveillance do you recommend and how often?
- Do you recommend that I have genetic testing?
- How do I get genetic testing?
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