BRCA1, familial breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility 1
Diagnosis and Testing
How do I get tested for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome?
There are several laboratories that offer diagnostic testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome. There are multiple types of tests to choose from as well. Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, has created a website, called exploreyourgenetics, that guides you through testing options. A genetic counselor can explain the testing options and help coordinate testing. Genetic counselors in the United States can be found on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website. Genetic counselors in Canada can be found at the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors website.