Inherited cancer risk
About 12% of women in the general population will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives.
By contrast, 55 – 65% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70 years.
Similarly, for women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 mutation, the chances are 45%.
Who should be tested?
Are there any family members who have had cancer at an early age?
These are some signs that family members could be at risk and may need testing.
About the test
Some of the cancers tested are Breast, Ovarian, Prostate, Colon, Pancreatic and other rarer cancers.
What does the test outcome mean?
A negative result usually means the person is not at increased risk for developing cancer.
A positive result indicates increased risk for developing cancer.