Dr. Harness discusses if he commonly encounters breast cancer patients who have already had ovarian cancer.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
It’s not common to see breast cancer patients with ovarian cancer. If both occur, they absolutely have to be tested for BRCA-1 or 2, but even importantly, if there’s a family history in the patient with breast cancer of having relatives that have had both breast and ovarian cancer, those patients need to be seen by a genetic counselor and probably tested for BRCA-1 or 2.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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