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Family Matters… Know Your History

October 15th, 2020

Most breast cancers happen in women who have no family history of breast cancer, but there are some women who carry genetic mutations - like BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutations -that can increase their risk of developing breast cancer.

If your family history includes any of the following, you may benefit from genetic testing:

  • Several relatives with breast cancer
  • Any relative with ovarian cancer
  • Relatives who developed breast cancer before age 50
  • A relative with breast cancer in both breasts
  • A male relative with breast cancer

If you think you may be at higher risk of developing breast cancer, you can call the MMC Comprehensive Breast Center at 615-867-8040 and we can work with you to assess your risk and build a plan of action. We can discuss genetic testing with you, help work with your insurance to cover the cost of the test, and create a strategy to manage your risk of developing breast cancer.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: News  | Category: News
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