Genetic Testing

FOR BREAST CANCER- You should consider genetic counseling if:

  • You or your blood relatives on either your mother’s or father’s side has had breast cancer diagnosed before age 50.
  • There is both breast and ovarian cancer in your family,particularly in single individual.
  • You are of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and have personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
  • A men in your family has had breast cancer.
  • A famiy member with a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
  • Personal or Family history of ovarian/ fallopian tube/primary peritoneal cancer at any age.
  • Personal history of triple negative (ER neg ,PR neg,Her2neu neg) breast cancer at or before age 60.

FOR REST OF THE DISEASES- Who should get it done?

  • Early onset cancer (Age less than 40yrs) – breast, ovary, endometrium, colon, pancreas, kidney, stomach.
  • Multiple family members affected with cancer.
  • Individuals with multiple and/or early onset gastrointestinal polyps.
  • Multiple cancers in an individual.
  • Patient with family history of cancers.
  • Medullary carcinoma of thyroid or adrenocortical carcinoma.
  • Healthy Family members of these patients.

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