Articles for Tag: "BRCA1"

Should all women be tested for BRCA mutations? 
Should all women be tested for BRCA mutations?
Researchers say it’s only necessary for certain populations or those with a specific health history.
6 frequently asked questions about double mastectomies  Featured
6 frequently asked questions about double mastectomies
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy because she tested positive for a gene. If you test positive, should you have one?
Most women aren’t receiving genetic counseling after BRCA testing 
Most women aren’t receiving genetic counseling after BRCA testing
It can be difficult for individuals to understand their results and options. Learn more.
Should all women be tested for BRCA mutations? 
Should all women be tested for BRCA mutations?
Researchers say it’s only necessary for high-risk populations or those with a family history.
Men can get breast cancer too  Featured
Men can get breast cancer too
Even though breast cancer in men is rare, they are still at risk. Read one man’s journey with the disease.
Spotlight on the benefits of genetic testing 
Spotlight on the benefits of genetic testing
Find out how genetic testing helped Angelina Jolie make the decision to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of cancer.
How a Supreme Court case on human genes could impact you 
How a Supreme Court case on human genes could impact you
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case that could forever alter human genome research. Here’s what you need to know.