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Should You Consider Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk?

Consider Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

One in eight women will develop breast cancer. There is a misconception that family history and having the BRCA gene are the leading causes of breast cancer. However, research has shown that more than 85% of women who develop breast cancer have little-to-no family history of the disease.

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With a percentage that high, more women should be turning to genetic testing to assess their personalized cancer risk and make choices about their health that work best for them.

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genetic testing for breast cancer risk

 

Leading breast cancer expert Dr. Russell Stankiewicz talked to me recently about the connection between genetics and breast cancer. During our conversation, Dr. Stankiewicz discussed everything from who is most at risk, to how a simple test called BREVAGenplus® can evaluate a woman’s personal risk of developing sporadic breast cancer. He also shed light on the differences between hereditary and sporadic breast cancer, and ways that women can better manage their risk.

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Take a look at out chat below.

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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

For more information on ways to manage your risk for breast cancer, and more details on the BREVAGen test, visit: www.brevagenplus.com.

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

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Meet Our Guest:

 

StankiewiczRussell Stankiewicz, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in The department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Family Medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA. He is also President and Senior partner at OB/GYN Associates of Lewisburg, P.C. Dr. Stankiewicz is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, has advanced certification in Minimally Invasive Surgery, and is a certified Menopause Practitioner. He sits on multiple committees of The North American menopause Society. He is also an FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner.

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

faithhealthandhome@yahoo.com

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