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Is it true that this BRCA test can be used for cancer testing. My grandmother’s sister died of breast cancer, and I have noticed a small lump on my breast. How can I get this testing!!!!

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You see, BRCA gene testing is not about testing for cancer itself but for risks of developing breast cancer. If a person has a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer, then they can use this test in order to determine whether their risk is high enough to consider preventive measures like taking tamoxifen, having a preventive mastectomy, or oophorectomy before cancer develops. However, the testing is not for everyone, because it is very expensive, and a person should have a genetic counseling to see if he/she ( breast cancer is rare in men, but can still develop) should have the testing or not.
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