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Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Male Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer

11 Dec

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Did you know that TNBC accounts for approximately 15% of all breast cancers? 

60-90% of the tumors in BRCA 1 carries are triple negative.

In a recent study, 18% of unselected patients with triple negative breast cancer had BRCA1/2 mutations.

NCCN Testing criteria includes HBOC syndrome testing for patients with TNBC under age 60.

Source of Information: Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Male Breast Cancer

Multiple professional society guidelines state that a personal or family history of male breast cancer is a criterion for HBOC testing.

1 in 7 Ashkenazi Jewish males diagnosed with breast cancer will have a BRCA mutation. 1 in 14 non-Ashkenazi Jewish males diagnosed with breast cancer will have a BRCA mutation.

Men with BRCA mutations are at increased risk for several types of cancer. These include breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and melanoma.

Ovarian Cancer:

Multiple professional society guidelines state that a personal or family history of epithelial ovarian cancer is a criterion for HBOC testing.

55% of ovarian cancer patients at a major US cancer center were not aware of hereditary cancer testing.

89% of patients were willing to be tested if it would affect their therapy and 87% would be tested to benefit their family.

Source: Myraid Lab

www.myraidpro.com

1.800.469.7423

Most insurance companies cover testing for patients with a history of the cancer listed. It is important to find out your personal and family history forms to see if you qualify for testing.

 

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