BRCA Testing

Do you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer?

If you answered yes to this question, you could have an inherited risk for breast cancer if one of the following applies to you

  • You or a family member (on your mother of father’s side) were diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 50
  • You or a family member diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age
  • You have a male family member with breast cancer
  • You have Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, and a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer at any age
  • You or a family member have had two or more breast cancers, one dianosed under the age of 50
  • You have had breast cancer in both breasts or more than one within the same breast
  • You or a family member have been dianosed with breast and ovarian cancer
  • You have a previously identified BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation in your family

If you have a BRCA gene mutation, you could have up to an 87% risk of breast cancer and 44% risk of ovarian cancer in your lifetime

BRAC Anaylsis is a blood test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.  It detects mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes

If you qualify for this test due to your personal or family history, this test may help you to qualify for more advanced screening or may help you to choose to reduce your risk of cancer through medication or surgery

Knowing your test results can help your doctor or other providers manage your health care needs more effectively. 

Please visit http://www.bracnow.com/ for more information or contact our office at 312.943.0282