Not testing Positive for BRCA1/2 Doesn’t Prove Lack of Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer remains a significant and pervasive risk.

Mammography and breast awareness are your best defenses in early detection, thus the best chance of treatment.

But what we still lack is a clear strategy for prevention all together.

There are many genetic variants that can lead to breast cancer.

PALB2, TP53, PTEN, CDH1 genetic mutations are just a few of the others that BRCA 1/2 negative women may have.

There are other strategies for breast cancer prevention, see your health care provider at Women’s Health Practice to discuss.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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