Genetic tests are helpful for people with risk factors for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, but not everyone needs them. Breast cancer genes can be rather confusing. Let’s dive in so you have a better understanding.
Can men get breast cancer? Breast cancer can happen to anyone. We most often think about women getting breast cancer, but men can get this disease too. If you have a breast, you are susceptible to breast cancer. It’s that simple. Now that you know, let’s look at some risk factors and symptoms of male breast cancer.
Genetic testing for breast cancer provides an opportunity for people to learn if their breast cancer or if a family history of breast cancer could be due to an inherited gene mutation. If so, this increases the risk for breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.
In 2018, an estimated 266,120 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, while 63,960 will be diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer. With early detection and treatment, women can fight back against breast cancer. Continue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”