St. Dominic’s HIGH RISK BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER Risk Assessment
THERE IS STRENGTH IN KNOWING
Early Detection is the Key to Saving Lives and Living Longer.
According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the practice of genetic testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) is rapidly evolving secondary to the introduction and use of multigene panels. These panels or tests may identify 40-50 percent more individuals with Hereditary cancer gene mutations than testing in the past.
We can help determine your potential risk for developing HBOC by performing a risk assessment, detailed family medical history (pedigree) and appropriate referral to physicians who can test and review your results. They will establish a plan of care for you as well as potential relatives who will need assessment and screening if you are deemed high risk.
BASED ON NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK (NCCN) GUIDELINES, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER GENETIC TESTING IF YOU OR A FIRST OR SECOND-DEGREE RELATIVE* HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
- One first or second-degree relative diagnosed with breast cancer at or under age 45
- One first or second-degree relative diagnosed with ovarian cancer
- Two breast cancers on the same side of the family, one diagnosed in an individual under age 50
- Three breast cancers on the same side of the family, diagnosed in persons of any age
- One first or second-degree relative diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at or under age 60
- Three relatives on the same side of the family with any combination of breast, ovarian, pancreatic
or prostate cancer
- Known BRCA mutation within the family
- Breast or ovarian cancer and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
*A first-degree relatives is a person’s parent, sibling or child. A second-degree relative is defined as someone’s grandparent, aunt or uncle.