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.