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Breast cancer, BRCA1/2 testing, genetic counseling

A woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent asks about the breast cancer gene. She has been reading in the papers that Jewish women may be more at risk. Her cousin and grandmother both had breast cancer, but they are on her fathers side, so she assumes their cancers do not affect her risk. Clarification of her family history reveals that her paternal grandmother had breast cancer at age 42. A first cousin (daughter of a paternal aunt) had breast cancer at age 45. ——————————————————- 1. What counseling should be provided regarding her family history of breast cancer? 2. Assuming she has no additional family history, should BRCA1/2 testing be offered? ——————————————————– Please do not copy info from or