Counseling and genetic testing can help you understand what risk you getting cancer. Genetic testing allows doctors to look for mutations (changes) in certain genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 . If you have a genetic mutation in the gene BRCA1 or the gene BRCA2 , are more likely to present breast or ovarian cancer.
Talk to your doctor about genetic testing for breast cancer or ovarian cancer if:
If tests show that you have a higher level of developing breast or ovarian cancer risk, you can talk with your doctor about the options you have to reduce the risk. counseling about genetic testing is covered by the Care Act Affordable Health ( Affordable Care Act ,) for some women. According to the health plan you have, maybe you can get advice without having to pay anything. Talk to your health insurance to find out what your plan covers. What should I ask the doctor? Going to the doctor can be stressful. It should be noted the questions you want to ask before the appointment. Print this list of questions and take it to your next doctor's appointment.
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