Patients with gene mutations have increased risk for hereditary cancer
Knowledge enables action:
- Better understand their cancer risk
- Help them take steps to lower their risk for getting BREAST, OVARIAN, PROSTATE, or OTHER CANCERS
- Help them find it at an early stage when it's easier to treat
AMA policy encourages genetic testing under the guidance of a physician
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Men & BRCA1 / BRCA2
33% of men with a BRCA1/2 mutation had a diagnosis of cancer.
Identifying individuals, including men, "at risk of carrying a BRCA1/2 mutation can be LIFESAVING and should be a part of routine medical care."
Excluding men at risk of BRCA-associated cancers is a missed opportunity.
Mutations in BRCA2 have been associated with approximately a 3 to 8.6-fold increase in the risk for prostate cancer in various studies. BRCA1 mutations increase risk by up to almost 4 fold.
Women & BRCA1 / BRCA2
50% of women who inherit a mutation will develop Breast Cancer by age 70.
2019 USPSTF Recommendation for Genetic Testing:
- Ancestry associated with BRCA1/2 mutations
- Women with prior cancers (Breast, Ovarian, Peritoneal and Fallopian Tube)
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When is genetic testing for hereditary cancer indicated?
Per CMS, genetic testing is warranted when there are signs or symptoms of cancer:
- Strong family history of certain types of cancer
- Already diagnosed with cancer to determine if they are at a higher risk for other cancers
- Family member of a person known to have an inherited gene mutation that increases cancer risk