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I am 57 female/two of My Aunts on my Father side had BCin

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I am 57 white female/two of My Aunts on my Father side had BCin their Seventies. One had a Masectomy the other did not.
I have semi regular Mamagrams they are always good.
Recently I learned about the Brca. Test. I am hoping I will be spared these Tests.
My OB has not got back so I am asking when these Genetic Test are necessary.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Generally the BRCA test is recommended when there are multiple first degree relatives with breast or ovarian cancer at a relatively young age. In your case, with just your aunts having them at a later age, it is not necessary.

Continue every other year mammograms as normal. That is perfectly adequate

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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