BRCA1 and 2 are commonly tested genes with cancer implications for women and men

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BRCA1 and 2 are commonly tested genes with cancer implications for women and men

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Options regarding risk management are discussed in genetic counselling

Testing for BRCA mutations in the case of a woman with an ovarian cancer diagnosis raises issues that affect her wider family, and the case highlights perfectly the role of genetic counselling

Key points, Both full paternal and maternal family history are relevant for any cancer referral – cancer genetics referral guidelines can be found at www.eviq. or