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Brca Testing

Should I Get The BRCA Test?

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH

BRCA testing is done for people with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Last fall, one of my colleagues at BFFL CO discovered that she was BRCA positive. Her mother also tested positive. Naturally, they both had a number of questions for me and for their genetic counselor, so I decided to put together a checklist.

New Genetic Test Tells Breast Cancer Risk

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Quest Diagnostics Inc on Tuesday became the largest U.S. company to start offering gene-based tests for inherited forms of breast...

Me and Angelina: Why I Stand By My Decision to Have Preventative Cancer Surgery

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

What do I have in common with Angelina Jolie? We're both moms. We both discovered through DNA testing that we carry the BRCA1 genetic mutation. We both opted for a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy to dramatically reduce our risks. And we have both been criticized for our decisions.

BRCA Testing Vastly Underused, Researchers Say

Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan Women with a mutation on the BRCA gene are at a five-times higher risk for breast cancer -- but with a simple blood test available to ...

If Reconstructed Breasts Are Good Enough for Brad, They Should Be Good Enough for You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

The fact that she made the announcement at all is significant. She could have kept her health issues private, just as she had done for the past several months. If and when the media learned of her surgery, she could have refused to comment.

'I Don't Want To Be A Statistic': My Decision To Get BRCA Tested

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacqueline Kravette

Growing up with the BRCA mutation looming overhead caused an enormous amount of strife within my family. Everyone approached the possibility of having this gene differently.