BRCA1, familial breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility 1

Diagnosis and Testing

Should men be tested for BRCA1 gene mutations?

Men should be tested for BRCA1 gene mutationsl. Men are just as likely to have a BRCA1 gene mutation as women. There are increased cancer risks for men as well. These include prostate, pancreatic, and male breast cancers. If a man has a BRCA1 gene mutation, he has a 50% chance to pass it down to each of his sons and daughters.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • • DATE UPDATED: 2019-07-09


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