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If I have already been BRCA tested, will I ever need it again?

By Anonymous September 18, 2014 - 10:37am
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Hi Anon,

That is a very good question, thank you for sharing with the EmpowHER community. Even if you tested negative for the BRCA gene mutation, experts suggest that you might consider getting tested again in the future. The belief is that science and researchers are "discovering new genes that are involved in cancer risk and creating new types of testing that can detect mutations that we couldn’t identify before. It’s very important that you contact your cancer risk healthcare professional annually, to see if there are any new or improved genetic tests available." Here is a link to Christina Applegate/Right Action for Women that supports this theory.


Anon, have you been tested before? How long ago and what were the results? Thank you for sharing so that I can better support you!



September 18, 2014 - 12:36pm
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