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Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: Breast cancer and BRCA mutations


 lymare - Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:45 pm

There are two breast cancer fatalities in my family. I am 48 and have many problems often associated with breast cancer predisposition. Every few years, I have a "scary week": bad mammo-, bad sono- followed by an urgent biopsy, with all doctors getting exceptionally nice. Then relief: benign.
Can anyone recommend me the facility where I can test myself for the possible defect in BRCA1 and 2 genes to understand my risk factors better.
Thank you,
El
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:14 am

User avatar Hi lymare,
Genetic testing may be done by a commercial laboratory. Myriad Genetic Laboratories may be able to answer some of your questions/concerns.
Telephone: 1-800-469-7423
Best wishes.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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