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Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: What is it?

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: What is it?

What is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome? According to InformedDNA Vice President of Cancer Genetics Services Jana Pruski-Clark, only 10% of breast cancer is hereditary. The most common form of hereditary breast cancer is simply called Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome or HBOC for short. But what is […]

The Future of Genetic Testing

The Future of Genetic Testing

What is the Future of Genetic Testing? We have entered into an era where there are endless medical advancements and discoveries. With growing interest in the genetics and it’s effects on our cancer risk, genetic testing resides at the core. We have witnessed drastic changes in genetic testing within the […]

How a BRCA Genetic Mutation Can Affect Your Cancer Risk

How a BRCA Genetic Mutation Can Affect Your Cancer Risk

How Does a BRCA Genetic Mutation Affect Your Cancer Risk? BRCA is a genetic mutation that may affect your cancer risk. It has been said that individuals who carry mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 have a slightly increased risk for developing cancer. But is this something that patients should be […]

How To Understand Your DCIS Score Results

How To Understand Your DCIS Score Results

How Can I Understand My DCIS Score™ Results? The Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a test developed to help patients who have been recently diagnosed. Physicians create a more personalized treatment plan by learning more about their patient’s specific tumor. After […]

Does Wearing a Bra Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

Does Wearing a Bra Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

Does a Bra Increase Breast Cancer Risk? Have you heard the rumor that wearing a bra for a long period of time can affect your risk of breast cancer? Social media has suggested that bras are linked to breast cancer. But is there any truth to this? Breast Cancer Answers […]

Types of Cancers Linked to BRCA Mutations

Types of Cancers Linked to BRCA Mutations

Which Cancers Are Linked to BRCA Mutations? A BRCA mutation is a genetic mutation in either BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. BRCA stands for BReast CAncer. Just like the name suggests, BRCA mutations have a direct impact on your breast cancer risk. Although the BRCA genetic mutation stands for Breast Cancer, […]