Approximately seven percent of breast cancer cases are caused by mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.1 Individuals who carry a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have a condition called Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome, which is associated with an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer by age 70.2-4 Mutation carriers who have already been diagnosed with cancer also have a significantly increased risk of developing a second cancer. Myriad offers genetic testing that can be used to identify patients who are carriers of a BRCA1, BRCA2 or other gene mutation.
If a patient’s personal or family history indicates that he/she may be at increased risk of HBOC and other syndromes, genetic testing provides the most accurate means of assessing cancer risk. Knowing the potential risk can help you make better, more informed decisions about your patient’s health, before the onset of cancer or before a second cancer has developed.
Genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer with the Myriad MyRisk Hereditary Cancer panel should be considered if:*
You can use the Myriad Hereditary Cancer Quiz as a tool to help you identify patients who may benefit from hereditary cancer testing.
If hereditary cancer genetic testing confirms the presence of a BRCA1 or or BRCA2 mutation or another gene associated with breast cancer risk, the following medical management options may help to reduce your patient’s breast cancer risk and may either prevent or delay the onset of cancer or detect cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage, when outcomes are better:†
Hereditary cancer gene panel testing results can assist you in developing personalized medical management plans that can help you: