What is BRCA1 and BRCA2?
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce proteins to repair damage DNA. They help keep breast, ovaries, and other types of cells from growing and dividing too rapidly or in an uncontrolled way.
How do BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations cause cancer?
If there is any inherited mutation from either of BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, cells are more likely to divide and change rapidly, which can lead to developing cancer. Breast and ovarian cancers caused by gene mutations are called “hereditary breast and ovarian cancers."
How does Mygenia BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panel test help lower cancer risk?
Mygenia BRCA1 & BRCA2 panel is a genetic test which detects the mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, by next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. It maps the risk of getting hereditary cancer and allows people to start early prevention.
Is the test right for me?
If you belong to any below group, it is suggested to do this test.
Precautions before testing
What should I do if my test results are positive?
If you you get a negative result, it does not mean you are not under the risk of cancer. Please consult your physicians or genetic counselor for professional advices before taking any actions.
Sharing the result with family members. If the person carriers BRCA mutation(s), her/his family member has 50% chance inherits the same mutation(s). Telling them might help them decide if they should get tested or adopt some of the approaches to try to lower their risk.