If a member of your immediate family has been affected by breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer, it’s possible that you can be genetically prone to the disease as well. Although many women who get breast cancer don’t have any genetic mutations, those who do have an 80% higher risk for developing breast cancer at any age.
This video from the Mayo Clinic discusses the factors that should affect whether you choose to undergo testing to determine if you’re genetically prone to breast cancer. This clip also addresses what options are available for those who find they have a genetic BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 mutation that increases the likelihood for the disease.
At the Boca Raton breast cancer care office of Dr. Marla W. Dudak, our knowledgeable staff is experienced with breast cancer risk, testing, and treatment. If you are concerned or want to learn more about testing, call our Boca Raton office at (888) 418-6759 today.