Patient Comments: Breast Cancer Prevention - Genetic Tests

Does your family have a history of breast or other cancers? Have any relatives been tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?

Comment from: chris, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

My aunt had breast cancer on my moms side and had both breasts removed and my mother has been diagnosed with triple negative receptor breast cancer. I do not know if they ave had the brca1 or 2 genes.

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