Things you MUST know about the BRCA test.
BRCA gene is associated with breast and ovarian cancer. If you test positive, you have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer compared with someone who doesn’t have the mutation.
Testing your risk will allow you to prevent cancer or detect it early.
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What is BRCA gene?
The name “BRCA” is an abbreviation for “BReast CAncer gene.” BRCA1 and BRCA2are two different genes that have been found to impact a person’s chances of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Did you know? 70% of breast cancer cases have had either a BRCA1 or BRCA2 positive mutation.
Genes are passed from parent to child. Having a family history puts you at increased risk for cancer. You may be carrying cancer causing genes, which can be tested for. Your report will not only tell you which cancers you have a risk for but also what preventive action you can take.
The tests examines genes known to cause cancer in families (for example BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene). If the genes are not mutated, you do not have an increased risk for cancer. If the genes are mutated, it means you are at a higher risk for developing cancer.
Testing not only gives you and your loved ones a peace of mind but also gives you an action plan that you can count on to prevent breast cancer or ovarian cancer. In cases where prevention may not be possible, then you will know what to do in order to detect cancer early.
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After learning about positive BRCA1 mutation, Reshma underwent a masectomy and now lives without the worry of getting breast cancer.
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Can you prevent breast or ovarian cancer?
- Medication: Certain medications can reduce cancer risks by up to 50%
- Surgery: Surgeries can reduce cancer risks by over 95%
- Getting the Right Checkups: Getting cancer caught in Stage 0 has high-survival. Stage 4 (which is the most common in India) typically has under a 5% chance to survive for 5 years. Depending on the cancers you are at risk for we suggest which checkups are best for you.