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Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Questions for the Doctor

If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, use this list of questions to ask your doctor about genetic testing.... Details >

National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talk with a Doctor if Breast or Ovarian Cancer Runs in Your Family: Quick Guide to Healthy Living

Also available in: Spanish 

If family members have had breast or ovarian cancer, you can take steps to reduce your risk. Genetic counseling and testing can help you make the best decisions about your health.... Details >

National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Genetic Testing

Genetic research is leading to more genetic tests that can be used for diagnosis and treatment of genetic conditions. Genetic testing is available during pregnancy, and for diagnosis and treatment of ... Details >

National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

About Colon Cancer: Genetics  External Link

Relatives of people who have had colorectal cancer are more likely to develop the disease themselves. Learn about the importance of genetic testing and counseling. ... Details >

Prevent Cancer Foundation  External Link

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

This fact sheet describes the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and related link to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Learn what to do if a person tests positive for one of these alterations, and the conseque... Details >

National Cancer Institute

Detecting Genetic Abnormalities   External Link

Some tests can detect genetic abnormalities before birth. By learning about these problems before birth, you can help plan your child’s health care in advance, and in some cases even treat the disorde... Details >

American Academy of Pediatrics  External Link

Genetic Testing  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

Genetic tests are done by analyzing small samples of blood or body tissues. They determine whether you, your partner, or your baby carry genes for certain inherited disorders. ... Details >

The Nemours Foundation  External Link

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer: Psychological and Social Impact  External Link

Genetic testing to estimate breast and ovarian cancer risk may prompt many emotional and psychological reactions. How will getting the news that you've tested positive or negative affect you? ... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

Genetic Testing for SADS Cardiac Conditions  External Link

Genetic testing for a number of Sudden Arrythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) is standard practice now for those with family histories of these conditions, and others at risk. Find out who should be tested... Details >

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation  External Link

Genetic Testing: How it is Used for Healthcare - (PDF)

You may want to learn about genetic testing if you have a family history of inherited diseases or belong to an ethnic group with a higher risk of a specific inherited disease. Read this fact sheet to... Details >

Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health

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