BRCA1, familial breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility 1


Is there a treatment for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome?

There is no treatment that can cure Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome. However, there are options available to reduce the risk of developing cancer. These options include:

  • Increased cancer screening
  • Risk-reducing surgery
  • Medications (Tamoxifen)
  • Life-style changes

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has management guidelines for BRCA1 gene mutation carriers. These guidelines are updated frequently, so please review the current recommendations by visiting the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Management recommendations vary by age. Talking with a healthcare provider with expertise in HBOC syndrome can help someone determine the best medical management and risk-reduction options for their situation.

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