Genetic Counseling and Testing in High Risk Women

👉The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines support genetic counseling for any woman diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer.

👉The current definition of early onset is age less than or equal to 50 year.

👉In addition, these guidelines support genetic counseling for any woman diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer who is age 60 or younger.

👉This is because pathologic BRCA1 gene mutations are associated with basal-type triple-negative breast cancer.

👉The results of a genetic test would directly inform estimation of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence risk with breast conservation, contralateral breast cancer risk, and risk for other cancers, such as ovarian cancer.

👉Genetic testing can be inexpensive depending on the provider.

#Arrangoiz #BreastSurgeon #BreastCancer #HereditaryBreastCancer #CancerSurgeon #SurigalOncologist

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