Breast Cancer and Genetic Risks

Breast cancer is increasing day by day and becoming a threat especially for the health of women. However, due to early diagnosis, mortality rate is much lower than other types of cancer. 10% of this cancer type have genetic causes. the results of research have shown that mutations in the two genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) are effective in the development of this disease. Individuals who do not have breast cancer in their family should go on regular medical control (mammography) after age 40.

Who should have a genetic test for breast cancer?

  • People diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40
  • If you have a member of your close family who have cancer before age 40.
  • People with breast cancer detected in more than one person in their family before the age of 50
  • People with mutations in BRCA1 and / or BRCA2 genes in their family
  • People who have had ovarian cancer in more than one person at any age in their family