BRCA2, familial breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility 2

Diagnosis and Testing

How do I get tested for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome caused by BRCA2 gene mutations?

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. To find a local genetic counselor visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) website.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/breast-ovarian-cancer-familial-susceptibility-to-2/diagnosis-testing/5055 • DATE UPDATED: 2017-07-24

References

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1247/

http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164

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