I recommend watching the Introduction to Hereditary Caner first. This video reviews genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk and how the results can help with cancer prevention and early detection.
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We teach how to identify if you are at risk for the BRCA genetic mutation. If you carry this “breast cancer gene mutation” you are at an increased risk for breast and other certain types of cancer. VISIT THE BREAST CANCER SCHOOL FOR PATIENTS: http://www.breastcancercourse.org LIST OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTORS: http://www.breastcancercourse.org/breast-health-updates-latest-videos/ FOLLOW US: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breast-Cancer-School-for-Patients-958519147618444/ __________________________________ Questions for your Breast Surgeon and Medical Oncologist: 1. Do I qualify for BRCA genetic testing? 2. If so, will you order genetic testing for me? 3. Would genetic testing before surgery change our plans? 4. What is the downside of BRCA testing? 5. Will you also order “Multi-Gene Panel”? 6. What is “The Breast Cancer Gene?” The BRCA (Breast Cancer) gene is commonly referred to as “The Breast Cancer Gene.” If someone inherits a broken version of this gene (known as a “mutation”) at conception, they carry a significantly increased lifetime risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. This gene “mutation” can come from either their mother or father. Most breast cancers are not the result of BRCA mutations. In fact, it is estimated that BRCA and similar genetic mutations cause only 5 to 10% of all breast cancers. If you are a woman and test “positive” for a BRCA mutation, your physicians can advise you how to reduce your risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer in the future. There are excellent prevention strategies to lessen your cancer risk. There are also enhanced screening options to detect cancers earlier when they are more curable. You must be your own advocate to find out if you are a candidate for genetic testing. This is the condition that was widely reported in the media when celebrity Angelina Jolie announced that she had mastectomies and reconstruction of both her breasts to reduce her personal risk of developing breast cancer. Although she did not have breast cancer, she tested positive for the BRCA mutation. She underwent testing because she had a strong history of breast and ovarian cancer in her family. Should I ask about BRCA testing before surgery? You need to ask yourself this question, “If I have cancer and carry a BRCA mutation, would I change my mind about surgery and have both breasts removed to reduce my risk of having another new breast cancer in the future?” If the answer is yes or maybe, you should consider undergoing the testing before your recommended surgery. If the answer is no, you can undergo testing after surgery, if desired. Both men and women are at equal risk for carrying the BRCA mutation. Women are more commonly identified as “High Risk” for BRCA mutations because they may have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer and are more often asked if they have a family history of these cancers. But it is important that men also learn if they are at high risk for cancer causing mutations and pursue genetic counseling. You may qualify for BRCA genetic testing if you have: Below is a very simplified list of the most common qualifying risk factors. *Breast cancer diagnosed at 50 or younger *Ovarian cancer at any age *A family member with a “BRCA mutation” *A strong family history of breast, ovarian, prostate or pancreatic cancer *Breast cancer in both breasts *Male breast cancer at any age *“Triple negative” breast cancer before age 60 *Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and breast or pancreatic cancer We list detailed references and links on our website, www.breastcancercourse.org to several national guidelines. Always obtain formal genetic counseling with a qualified physician or certified genetic counselor before undergoing BRCA and genetic testing.. Multi-Gene Panel Testing Although the majority of “hereditary” breast cancer is likely due to the BRCA genes, other gene mutations could be present that also cause an increased risk for breast and other types of cancers. “Multi-Gene Panel Tests” evaluate multiple other cancer-causing genes at the same time as BRCA testing. We recommend considering “Panel Testing” be included with BRCA testing. There is usually no additional cost for adding this test to BRCA genetic screening. What are the downsides to genetic testing? It is important to note that if someone carries the BRCA mutation, that does not mean they will develop cancer. Genetic testing can open a “Pandora’s Box” of unanswerable questions. Everyone has a unique philosophy of life and belief system. Many decline genetic testing for personal reasons. Unfortunately, too many men and women at risk for genetic mutations are never offered genetic counselling. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that many women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and at a high risk for genetic mutations are not offered genetic counseling.
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Perhaps you have seen the ads to be tested for the breast cancer gene. It is the latest in the fight against breast cancer. The test is called BRACAnalysis and it looks at two genes, BRCA 1 and 2. It's a blood test that reveals your risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. According to genetic counselor Lindsey Byrne, 5-10% of all breast cancer cases are hereditary, especially in younger patients. Dee Dee James is just one patient who has chosen to be tested. Upon her breast cancer diagnosis at age 39, James was set on finding out whether or not she carried the gene. In addition to interest in knowing where her cancer came from, she also wanted to know if her diagnosis could someday impact her daughter. A positive BRACAnalysis test showing a genetic mutation means up to an 85% chance of developing breast cancer, and up to a 60% chance of developing ovarian cancer. However, there are options for prevention. Through genetic counseling, James learned that she did carry the mutation and decided to have a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy, on top of chemotherapy. Women who test positive can also get MRIs along with mammograms and additional screenings to help support early detection. And all women, regardless of hereditary risk, are encouraged to perform breast self-exams and schedule regular mammograms. For more information about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, genetic testing and treatment, please visit http://bit.ly/1RVhh5X
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From http://www.beetmedicine.tv/2009/03/genetic-testing-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer.html: Breast and ovarian cancers are among the few diseases where a blood test can demonstrate whether a woman has a mutation of genes BRCA1 and 2 which are specific and predict for hereditary cancer. Shivani Nazareth, a genetics counselor, describes who should be tested, what can be learned from the blood test and why it useful in making decisions about treatments whether it is positive or negative. -- Peter Pressman, MD About our interviewee: Shivani Nazareth, MS, is a Certified Genetic Counselor at the Weill Cornell Medical College.
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In 2013, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie made headlines after revealing she had genetic testing that showed she was at a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The mother of six became part of a medical trend…and decided to have both breasts removed in an effort to reduce the risk of cancer.
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Whenever there is family history of breast cancer, that is,the direct blood relatives ,then the risk of blood cancer increases by three times. For example,if the mother is suffering from breast cancer,and if the daughter wants to know whether she is likely to get breast cancer or ovarian cancer,she can do genetic test called BRCA1 and BRCA2, positivity of which gives an inclination towards likelihood of getting the breast cancer. In the western world there is an indication for Subcutaneous Mastectomy that is removal of breast tissue and breast implant if there is a high risk of breast cancer genetically.In our country its still in primitive stage..
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BRCA testing is not something every woman needs. Cancer genetic specialist Cecelia Bellcross, Ph.D., M.S., C.G.C., explains the basic criteria that would warrant a genetic test.
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Debu Tripathy, editor-in-chief of CURE magazine and breast oncologist, discusses genetic testing from the 32nd annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference. The two most common genes that increase risk of breast cancer is BRCA1 and BRCA2. The debate now is should we screen individuals based on family history and not after a cancer diagnosis. Those who are diagnosed with breast cancer under age 45, we recommend genetic counseling before proceeding with genetic testing for BRCA1 or BRCA2. Individuals who have a strong family history of ovarian cancer and male breast cancer also should discuss genetic testing with a counselor. However, individuals who undergo genetic testing and discover they do not have a BRCA mutation, doesn't necessarily mean they do not have a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancers, as there are other genetic mutations that can increase the risk of these cancers. "One of the developments that have occurred with next-generation sequencing is that we can not only look for BRCA 1 and 2, but we can look across the entire genome and identify other genes that have recently been associated with an increase risk of breast cancer," he says. "Although we know less about these genes." Panel testing would allow physicians, particularly with patients who have a strong family history but who do not have a BRCA mutation, to find out what is causing that possible familial association, he says. "It's critical that patients get genetic counseling, not just testing in the doctor's office," he says. Genetic counselors have the expertise to talk, not only about the science behind it, but the emotional issues and patient choice issues and the preferences that go into making this important decision, he says.
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You have recently been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer and it has been suggested that you consider genetic testing. Why? Why now? How will this help? What will I or my doctor do with the results? This short video will help address these key questions and better prepare you for a visit with a cancer genetic counselor who can fully address all of your concerns. We want to empower you to make an informed decision about your health for you and your family.
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A California startup is offering a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk of getting the diseases. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the potentially life-saving genetic test that is now on the market.
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Our ARUP Institute for Learning Spotlight Series is designed to provide brief educational overviews highlighting test utilization issues, new tests, and testing technology. In this video, Hunter Best, PhD discusses the Importance of Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
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BRCA genes usually protect cells from becoming cancerous. In this video, cancer genetic counselor Cecelia Bellcross, Ph.D., M.S., C.G.C. explains what it means to carry a mutation in one of those genes.
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If you have someone in your family that has had cancer, it’s important for you to get gene tested. This may help determine if you’ve inherited a tendency to get certain diseases. Taking this test may even help you reduce your risk of developing diseases such as cancer. So now you know the importance of gene testing but, where do you start? According to Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center's Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology Dr. Mike Janicek, you need to find someone that has expertise in genetics. As long as they can counsel and handle the test information in a proper fashion, that’s what really matters. Watch the video below to hear Dr. Mike Janicek explain what you should do if you think you need genetic testing and who you should see if you want to get gene tested. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EXPERT INFORMATION AND BREAKING BREAST CANCER NEWS http://www.youtube.com/user/drjayharness VISIT BREASTCANCERANSWERS.com FOR THE LATEST IN BREAKING BREAST CANCER NEWS http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/news SUBMIT A QUESTION http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/ DOWNLOAD DR. HARNESS' 15 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/ CONNECT WITH US! Google+: http://bit.ly/16nhEnr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreastCancerAnswers Twitter: https://twitter.com/BreastCancerDr
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Springfield Clinic offers genetic counseling and testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) and Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (Lynch Syndrome). Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome This is an inherited condition that causes an increased risk for ovarian, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer. A large majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is due to a gene mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. This can be inherited from your mother of father.
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Chances are, you know someone who has cancer.
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Genetic counselor Joyce Turner, MSC, CGC, provides an overview of BRCA genes and their relationship to breast and ovarian cancer. She explains how each of us inherits BRCA genes from our parents, the role of those genes and what happens if we inherit a gene mutation. She also talks about how genetic counseling and testing can give a woman information she can use to make decisions about her health. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/videos/breast/BringYourBrave/Genetic_Counselor/BRCAGenesBreastCancer/BRCAGenesBreastCancer_lowRes.mp4
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In this episode of The Jay & Kay Show, Kay shares her experience of having the BRCA test done. Learn more about the process of breast cancer genetic testing.
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Due to advancements in genetic testing, women who have breast and/or ovarian cancer, or who are at high-risk of developing these cancers, are easier to identify. Genetic testing can also lead to the identification of any relatives who have mutations in the genes responsible for the development of breast and/or ovarian cancer. In this interview, Nazneen Rahman, CBE, FMedSci, of the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, discusses plans to make genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer more accessible in clinics. This interview was held at the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference, held in Liverpool, UK.
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This breast cancer lecture explains about the brca gene (brca1 and brca2 mechanism) mutation which leads to the development of breast cancer. A BRCA mutation is a mutation in both of the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. Detrimental mutations in these tumor suppressor genes produce a hereditary breast-ovarian melanoma syndrome in affected families. Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are distinctive, and breast cancer is relatively original, so these mutations consequently account for only five to ten percent of all breast cancer cases in women. 1000s of distinctive types of mutations in these genes have been recognized. Excessive-danger mutations, which disable an primary error-free DNA repair procedure (homology directed repair), tremendously develop the character's threat of setting up breast cancer, ovarian melanoma and specific different cancers. Why BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations lead preferentially to cancers of the breast and ovary is not identified, but lack of BRCA1 function seems to result in non-useful x-chromosome inactivation. No longer all mutations are excessive-chance; some show up to be harmless editions. The cancer hazard related to any given mutation varies greatly and depends on the distinctive variety and area of the mutation and in all probability different person reasons. Ladies with unsafe mutations in either BRCA1 or BRCA2 have risk of breast melanoma that is about five occasions the average chance, and a hazard of ovarian cancer that's about ten to thirty occasions common. BRCA1 mutations typically confer a higher danger of breast and ovarian melanoma in females than BRCA2 mutations. Having a high-threat mutation does no longer guarantee that the girl will increase any sort of cancer, or warranty that any melanoma that appears was once genuinely induced through the mutation, alternatively than every other element, like alcohol consumption. For more information, log on to- http://www.shomusbiology.com/ Get Shomu's Biology DVD set here- http://www.shomusbiology.com/dvd-store/ Download the study materials here- http://shomusbiology.com/bio-materials.html Remember Shomu’s Biology is created to spread the knowledge of life science and biology by sharing all this free biology lectures video and animation presented by Suman Bhattacharjee in YouTube. All these tutorials are brought to you for free. Please subscribe to our channel so that we can grow together. You can check for any of the following services from Shomu’s Biology- Buy Shomu’s Biology lecture DVD set- www.shomusbiology.com/dvd-store Shomu’s Biology assignment services – www.shomusbiology.com/assignment -help Join Online coaching for CSIR NET exam – www.shomusbiology.com/net-coaching We are social. Find us on different sites here- Our Website – www.shomusbiology.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/ShomusBiology/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/shomusbiology SlideShare- www.slideshare.net/shomusbiology Google plus- https://plus.google.com/113648584982732129198 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suman-bhattacharjee-2a051661 Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFunsuman Thank you for watching
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A free home genetic test for women who are at risk for ovarian cancer is available through MAGENTA, which is short for MAking GENetic Testing Accessible. Women who are age 30 and over, and who have had breast cancer but no genetic testing or who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, may apply for ovarian cancer genetic testing by going to the MAGENTA website. In this video, UW Medicine women's cancer expert Dr. Elizabeth Swisher talks about the MAGENTA project. Swisher's research and clinical focus is on cancer genetics and on the prevention, early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer. She said, “One in 70 women will get ovarian cancer during their lifetime. It is a deadly cancer and we have no effective screening for it. Unike breast cancer, we have no early detection, and when women get it, it is usually advanced at the time they get their cancer diagnosis.” The MAGENTA study is screening for much more than the BRCA 1 or 2 gene mutations. “We’re testing for thousands of different mutations, but in 19 different genes,” Swisher said. “We’re not going to prevent all ovarian cancers through this strategy." She said about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are hereditary, "but there are a lot of lives we can save if we identify those women who are at risk." Reporters and editors: for a downloadable version, please go to https://newsroom.uw.edu/.
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Angelina Jolie has told the world about her health journey of managing hereditary risk of breast and ovarian cancer, discussing her family history, getting genetic testing and ultimately deciding to undergo surgeries to reduce risk. Many people read her OpEd and followed news reports on the topic. But what is that path like for people facing the same decisions without a spotlight?
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Leslie Poston, nurse practitioner and genetics counselor with McKay Center for Breast Health at Genesis, talked with Paula Sands Live about the importance of genetics testing to predict risk of some cancers.
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Ambry Genetics is pleased to offer BRCA1 and BRCA2 analysis as part of our comprehensive cancer-testing menu. BRCA1/2 will be offered as part of a high-risk hereditary breast cancer Test - BRCAplus, detects mutations in six clinically actionable genes (BRCA1, BRCA2, CDH1, PTEN, STK11 and TP53) implicated in breast cancer, using next-generation sequencing (NGS) in addition to a stand alone test comprised of gene sequence and deletion/duplication analysis and other NGS cancer tests like BreastNext. Learn more about this test at: http://www.ambrygen.com/tests/brca1-and-brca2
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Women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer will soon be able to undergo free genetic tests to see if they are at risk of developing the potentially deadly diseases.The tests to see if patients have inherited genetic mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancers will be listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule from November 1.The tests also will provide women and their families an estimate of their relative risk of developing a new primary cancer during their lifetime.The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia's genetics advisory committee chair Dr Melody Caramins says making the tests free marks a 'huge milestone' and will significantly improve the lives of many Australians.'If an individual is a carrier of a BRCA mutation, they will have additional treatments available to them,' Dr Caramins said in a statement on Thursday.'This is certainly the case if they already have breast cancer, however if they don't have breast cancer, they will have access to monitoring and the possibility to take preventative measures such as a prophylactic mastectomy.'Up until now, patients have had to pay between $600 and $2000 to be tested by a private specialist.Others have had to wait for up to a year to receive a free check at a public hospital.Patient advocacy group Pink Hope had long campaigned for free access to genetic testing for this high-risk group of women.'Genetic screening provides information individuals need to make informed decisions about their health, to manage their own risk and if currently living with cancer, have more personalised treatment,' said Pink Hope founder, Krystal Barter.Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women, with an estimated 17,586 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year alone.An estimated 3000 men and women are expected to die from the disease in 2017. Arecent study by researchers from the Peter Mac Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria found that women with BRCA1 mutations have on average a 72 per cent risk of developing breast cancer by the time they turn 80.Those with the BRCA2 mutation had a 69 per cent chance. Awoman who has one or more relatives with breast cancer is also found to have a higher risk than a carrier of the same mutation with no family history.Oscar winner Angelina Jolie generated headlines around the world in 2013 when she revealed she underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she carried the BRCA1 mutation.Ovarian Cancer Australia also estimates that women who inherit a faulty BRCA1 gene have approximately a 40 per cent risk of developing the disease, while those who inherit the BRCA2 gene face a 10-15 per cent risk.'Today's announcement is a crucial step in mainstreaming genetic testing, so families don't have to have to live in doubt any longer,' said Ms Barter.
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In this video, Dr. Margileth explains how genetic counselors and gene testing help patients determine breast and ovarian cancer risk through blood testing. The 15 Breast Cancer Questions To Ask Your Doctor. Get the pdf here: http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/what-breast-cancer-questions-to-ask/# Breast Cancer Answers is a social media show where viewers submit a question and get the answer from an expert. Submit your question now at, http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/ask. This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use the information provided on this site solely at your own risk. If you have any concerns about your health, please consult with a physician.
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With knowledge comes power. Detecting the BRCA gene mutation is the first step towards preventing future cancers. Dr. Samith Sandadi specializes in gynecologic disease. “By employing these screening tests early and by counseling them on risk-reducing strategies we can definitely decrease the incidence of ovarian cancer,” says Dr. Sandadi, a gynecologic oncologist on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. The two BRCA genes produce tumor suppressor proteins that provide quality control to DNA. If either gene is mutated, it can’t do its job. Cells are more likely to deviate and lead to cancer. When it comes to ovarian cancer, many women will begin with active surveillance. “We would schedule you to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound at least once a year but preferably every six months. And also check a CA-125. It’s a blood test, it’s not specific to ovarian cancer, but it’s a marker that we utilize in our algorithm,” says Dr. Sandadi. Prophylactic surgery is an option for both breast and ovarian cancer. If it’s done before menopause, removing the ovaries actually reduces the risk of both diseases. Because the ovaries are the main source of estrogen which impacts forms breast cancer. “In these BRCA-positive patients, we can reduce their lifetime risk of breast cancer by about 50% by taking out the ovaries and tubes. And we can also reduce their lifetime risk of ovarian cancer to about that of the general population,” says Dr. Sandadi. A personal decision, many women choose monitoring until they’re finished with childbearing. “By the age of 40 we recommend that they do have their tubes and ovaries removed,” says Dr. Sandadi. Genetic testing is recommended for people with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancers - an early diagnosis can be a game-changer and a lifesaver. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org
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RMI offers genetic testing for those who might have the Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Genes: BRCA1/BRCA2. Through our UltimateMamm®, RMI finds the hidden factors that relate to breast cancer and gives you the head's up you need to take charge of your healthcare.
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On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM ET, watch our experts discuss genes that increase the risk for cancer — with a focus on breast and ovarian cancers — as well as genetic testing, counseling, and decisions about treatment. WCBS-TV medical reporter Dr. Max Gomez will moderate the discussion.
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Here is what women should know about the newly-launched, user-friendly, at-home, BRCA genetic mutation test.
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Actress Angelina Jolie stunned the world with her Op-Ed in The New York Times, in which she shared her very private decision to have a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation. But for Jolie, and many others, getting genetic testing and taking action may offer control and comfort. Judy Garber, MD, MPH, is director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and one of the leaders of the Institute's Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers. She talks about the BRCA test, family history and cancer risk, and preventive options for breast and ovarian cancer. Learn more about the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at http://www.dana-farber.org/Adult-Care/Treatment-and-Support/Treatment-Centers-and-Clinical-Services/Cancer-Genetics-and-Prevention-Program.aspx#1 Transcription: This test is a blood test, so it’s a pretty easy test to have. Almost everyone who recommends this test believes it should be performed with genetic counseling, so that women understand when they have their testing what they’re doing, what kind of information they’re going to receive, and what the implications of a positive or negative test might be. The question is really is, “Do you have the kind of family history or personal history that makes it possible that a BRCA1 or BRCA2 or other mutation might be present?” If you were found to have high risk of breast and ovarian cancer (and if you read Angelina’s piece, she’s very clear that the risks are much higher than the general population), would you be willing to do the kinds of things that would be recommended? They include much more careful monitoring—mammograms and breast MRIs and examinations on a regular basis, trying to find these cancers early for breast cancer, considering surgery to reduce risk, considering other strategies. Actually removing the ovaries can lower breast cancer risk, and since we have no good early detection for ovarian cancer, we often have to recommend women have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. It depends where in your life you are when you learn that you have this risk. Have you had your children yet? Have you even had a partner yet? Have you finished your family and you're ready to consider this? Have you seen cancer up close and you just don’t want to go there? And what are you willing to do? I’m seeing most people these days contact their primary care physician or their gynecologist. They're either tested by those physicians or they're referred to a center that does testing. If they’re positive, we hope they’ll all be seen in specialized centers, because in this area we have them, and we hope that we make women’s lives better, even if they have to go with a difficult diagnosis.
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A BRCA gene test determines if people carry an inherited gene mutation—BRCA1 or BRCA2. A positive result, in either one of these two breast cancer susceptibility genes, means a woman is at a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, compared with the general population. Men with certain inherited BRCA gene mutations also face an increased risk of breast cancer. However, testing positive for the gene mutation does not necessarily mean one will develop cancer. In this question and answer video, Suzette Peltier, M.D., OB-GYN, explains why it’s important to explore all options available for those who have tested positive for the mutation, including surgical treatment or increased surveillance.
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Special discount on Color - BRCA Test - Genetic Test For Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk - Analysis of BRCA2 and BRCA2 genes (Not available in NY), Click here to get it: http://amzn.to/2ozKnm5
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Speaker: Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D.: Dr. Chung is a medical and molecular geneticist, and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia University. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in genetics. Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in human genetics of breast cancer, heart disease, and birth defects. She leads the Precision Medicine Resource in the Irving Institute At Columbia University. She has authored over 300 peer reviewed papers and 50 reviews and chapters in medical texts. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, and a career development award from Doris Duke. Dr. Chung enjoys the challenges of genetics as a rapidly changing field of medicine and strives to facilitate the integration of genetic medicine into all areas of health care in a medically, scientifically, and ethically sound, accessible, and cost effective manner. Topics include: • Who should get genetic testing for cancer genes? • What’s new in genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer? • What if I had cancer genetic testing before? Should I do it again? • How can I use the most up to date genetic information for myself and my family? • What do my results mean for my daughter, sister, or niece?
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Board Certified Genetic Counselor Brandy Freschi discusses Angelina Jolie, the BRCA genes and genetic testing. For more information on BRCA and other hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes: FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) FacingOurRisk.org or RenoCancerGenetics.com Audio provided by Alice 96.5
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"Targeted Capture and Massively Parallel Sequencing for Genetic Testing of Breast and Ovarian Cancer" Tomas Walsh, Research Asst. Professor with UW Medicine, describes the development of a comprehensive genetic test for inherited breast and ovarian cancer. The assay, called BROCA, uses DNA capture and next generation sequencing technology and is highly sensitive for identifying mutations in a panel of 21 tumor suppressor genes, including BRCA1, BRCA2, and other genes known to cause inherited breast or ovarian carcinoma. In the present study, BROCA is applied to analyze the germline DNA from 360 women undergoing surgery for primary ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube carcinoma at the University of Washington.
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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cancer-early-detection-genetic/id431848216?i=279543665. Breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer are the most common cancer types that are tested for inherited mutations. Banu Arun, M.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology; Karen Lu, M.D., professor and chair of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine; and Nancy You, M.D., assistant professor of Surgical Oncology; all part of MD Anderson Cancer Center's Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, discuss the role of genetics in cancer.
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Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancers, or BRCA 1 and 2 check for gene mutations that can lead to an 80% risk of developing breast cancer or 40% chance of developing ovarian cancer. This does not mean someone will get it one of these if they have the mutation, but it is an important thing to be aware of for further treatment or prevention. Learn more at http://fwcjax.com/video-brca-gene-testing-cancer/ or call one of our Jacksonville locations today. Memorial: 904-574-5994 or Hodges: (904) 574-5221
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Do you know your family’s history of cancer? If you have an inherited hereditary cancer syndrome such as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) or Lynch Syndrome, your risk of developing cancer is shockingly higher than that of the general population. Knowing your family history, getting genetic testing and being proactive can ultimately help your physician prevent cancer or identify it at an earlier, more treatable stage. Watch a very special episode of Access Health on Lifetime Television and get all the facts, resources and testing information. Learn what you need to know about your family history of cancer. Find out about the 60-second hereditary cancer risk quiz that could literally save your life. Hear from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field, including Certified Genetic Counselor Marianne Lotito and Angelina Jolie’s breast surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk. Neither you nor your family can afford to miss this very important special presentation of Access Health. Visit Us: http://www.accesshealth.tv Like Us: https://www.facebook.com/accesshealthtv #AccessHealth Access Health brings a panel of three renowned experts to tackle important health and wellness topics in the fields of Medical, Nutrition and Fitness all from the female perspective. You can have access to healthier living, so tune in to Access Health airing Wednesday at 7:30 am ET/PT on Lifetime. AH033016 AH0012 103173
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Actress Angelina Jolie has sparked a national conversation after opting to undergo a preventative double mastectomy when she tested positive for the breast cancer gene, BRCA1. Jolie's family history combined with her test results put her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, according to news reports. Jolie's choice to undergo a preventative double mastectomy reduced her risk of developing breast cancer from 87% to 5%. Dr. Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D, MPH, Director of the Breast Cancer Survivorship Center at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, explains what Jolie and many women go through when assessing the risks of genetic testing. For more information, visit http://www.kucancercenter.org/cancer-information/specialties-and-treatment/breast-cancer/survivor-center
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Color Genomics has come up with a saliva kit that tests for two types of gene mutations linked to breast cancer and ovarian cancer. While traditional tests can cost $4,000, this kit only costs $249. But will it be effective? CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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Are you at risk of developing breast cancer? Learn if you should take the Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene test. Click the link below to ask Dr. Christine Horner a health question. http://www.ivlproducts.com/pages/Forum-Signup/?utm_campaign=Youtube&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Youtube
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Angelina Jolie is making headlines after announcing Tuesday that she had a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA mutation, a gene that increases a woman's risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
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Talia Donenberg, MS, CGC sits down with us to discuss the past, present and future of hereditary cancer testing as well as her experiences in the field. Learn more about genetic testing at http://ww.ambrygen.com/
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PRMA nurse Crystal shares why she believes it is important for those at high risk for developing breast cancer should consider genetic testing. Here's some additional information on genetic testing for breast cancer: 1) What’s the scoop on the BRCA genes? BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that can have mutations which may lead to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 2) How do I know if I should get tested? Guidelines currently recommend screening for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations if you have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. They also recommend screening for women who show early signs of developing cancer. 3) What should I do if I test positive? Most importantly, do not panic! Testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation does not mean you will get cancer. Likewise, testing negative does not rule out your chances of cancer. If results come back positive for mutations, you have taken your first step into a new journey. Influenced by Angelina Jolie’s comment, “Knowledge is power,” this is a great starting point to gather information. Educating yourself by consulting with physicians and joining support groups is important to fully understanding ALL of your options. 4) Does insurance cover preventative surgery if I test positive BRCA gene mutation? If you test positive for the mutations, most insurances will cover preventative surgery. The preventative surgeries may include the removal of breast tissue, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and your uterus. 5) What are my reconstruction options if I choose preventative mastectomies? Breast reconstruction options for women who choose preventative surgery, such as a prophylactic double mastectomy, are the same as for women who have cancer. Reconstructive surgery would be performed immediately after breast tissue removal, allowing for optimal aesthetic results. Women also have the added benefit of waking up with breasts. Breast reconstruction surgeries include DIEP flap, TUG flap, GAP flap, and One-Step Implants. To learn more about your breast reconstruction options visit PRMA-enhance.com About PRMA Plastic Surgery: PRMA specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction and performs over 600 DIEP flaps per year. Patients are routinely welcomed from Texas, throughout the US, and across the World. We are in-network for most US insurance plans and we do not balance bill. Contact us: PRMA | Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction San Antonio, Texas https://PRMA-enhance.com/ (800) 692-5565 email@example.com