BRCA Genetic Testing

BRCA Genetic Testing

The BRCA (BReast CAncer) gene test is a blood test that detects changes or mutations in genes that increase the risk of breast cancer. Both men and women can be affected by the two breast cancer gene mutations, BRCA1 and BRCA2, which significantly increase the risk of breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.

BRCA Overview for Women

Women with the BRCA 1 or 2 genetic mutations are at an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, as well as pancreatic, uterine, biliary, stomach, colorectal, and skin cancer. Watch Precare’s video guide on BRCA for Women to learn the risks associated with BRCA gene mutations, who should get tested, how to plan for testing, what to expect, and how to reduce your risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

BRCA Overview for Men

Men can also be affected by BRCA 1 and 2 genetic mutations as those who have it are at a higher risk of breast, pancreatic, prostate, biliary, stomach, colorectal, and skin cancer. Watch Precare’s video guide on BRCA for Men to learn the risks associated with BRCA gene mutations, who should get tested, how to plan for testing, what to expect, and how to reduce your risk of breast and prostate cancer.

BRCA Genetic Testing for Specific Forms of Cancer


Breast Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and carry a BRCA 1 or 2 genetic mutation, learning about staging (early stage, locally advanced stage or advanced stage) and treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or targeted therapy) may be helpful in your health decisions. Watch Precare’s video guide on breast cancer to stay informed.


Pancreatic Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and carry a BRCA 1 or 2 genetic mutation, learning about staging (early stage, locally advanced stage or advanced stage) and treatment (surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy) may be helpful in your health decisions. Watch Precare’s video guide on pancreatic cancer to stay informed.


Ovarian Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and carry a BRCA 1 or 2 genetic mutation, learning about staging (early stage or advanced stage) and treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy) may be helpful in your health decisions. Watch Precare’s video guide on ovarian cancer to stay informed.


Prostate Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and carry a BRCA 1 or 2 genetic mutation, learning about staging (early stage, locally advanced stage or advanced stage) and treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or targeted therapy) may be helpful in your health decisions. Watch Precare’s video guide on breast cancer to stay informed.

Supplementary guides

Chemotherapy

As you enter your chemotherapy sessions, Precare’s video guide will inform you on what chemotherapy is, how you will receive it, who will be involved, potential side effects and what to expect.

Immunotherapy

As you enter your immunotherapy treatment, Precare’s video guide will inform you on what it is, how you will receive it, how to prepare and potential side effects.