Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
This is Dr. David
I think you mean the BRCA1 breast cancer gene.
yes, there are other genetic tests you can have
you should see a genetics counselor MD doctor at a large academic university hospital
get your cancer family tree evaluated.
you might need tests for lynch syndrome or gardeners syndrome which can cause early colon cancer.
you definitely need testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation.
the genetics counselor doctor can also suggest any other genetic tests they can do for you to check for early cancers.
you need a colonoscopy at your age as well
let me know if you have other questions.
I already had a colonoscopy 2 yrs ago and all is well there. My Mom had non hodgkins lymphoma 15 yrs a go and beat it but ended up killing her in a different way anyway. If I was to test positive what could be done if I test positive for something other then breast?
if you tested positive for BRCA1 and 2, this increases your risks for ovarian cancer and also breast cancer.
so you might need to have your ovaries removed to decrease chances for ovarian cancer.