IS THERE A PERSONAL OR FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST OR OVARIAN CANCER?
It’s a simple question. One that every woman should be asked – and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to start asking. Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) begins with discovering who is at risk and if they may be right for BRACAnalysis®, a test that identifies BRCA mutations that are responsible for most cases of HBOC.
TO LEARN IF SHE IS AT RISK FOR HBOC, JUST ASK HER IF SHE HAS A PERSONAL OR FAMILY HISTORY OF:*
- Ovarian cancer 68-70
- Breast cancer diagnosed before age 50 71-76
- Two primary breast cancers* 77-80,245-246
- Male breast cancer 247-249
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer 250-254
- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with an HBOC-associated cancer*^ 268-274
- Three or more HBOC-associated cancers at any age*^
- A previously identified HBOC syndrome mutation in the family 275-279
- *In the same individual or on the same side of the family.
- ^HBOC-associated cancers include breast (including DCIS), ovarian and pancreatic, and aggressive prostate cancer (Gleason score of >7)
Click HERE for quick reference cards with information on which patients may be at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes.
DID YOU KNOW? 1 IN 7 OVARIAN CANCERS ARE HEREDITARY AND DUE TO A BRCA GENE MUTATION
NOW IS THE TIME TO BEGIN MANAGING YOUR PATIENTS’ RISK. THE TEST RESULTS FROM BRACAnalysis CAN:
- Guide you and your patients to an individualized surveillance and medical management plan to reduce risk
- Indicate whether other family members may be at high risk for a BRCA mutation
*Assessment criteria based on medical society guidelines. For these individual medical society guidelines, click here.
For reference and supporting data on the information provided, please click here.