What are Breast Cancer BRCA Mutations?
Mutations in the breast cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 are relatively rare and are predominantly inherited. Mutations in BRCA genes are detected by a simple blood test ordered by your doctor if he or she thinks you are at an increased risk of having the mutation (e.g. due to family history, multiple relatives with breast or ovarian cancer, or early onset of disease). Whether you have or don’t have a BRCA mutation can dictate the way your doctor treats your cancer and also impacts which clinical trials are suitable for you.
Ready to Own Your Breast Cancer Journey?
- Complete the breast cancer questionnaire.
- Get your list of advanced breast cancer treatment options.
- Compare treatments of patients like you.
- Learn about the treatment or trial that’s right for you.
- Get the guidance you need.
BREAST CANCER COMMUNITY
Cancer, Party of One
My Fellow Cancer Patient, Sometimes it’s lonely – having cancer. It can be difficult to witness the world continue to rotate at its normal, steady pace, when you have
Intimacy & Cancer: A Personal Affair
Intimacy. Finally…there it was… the real victim of my cancer treatment. The honest-to-goodness casualty of the brutal side-effects inflicted by the cancer drugs that were saving my life but consequently
10 Things NOT to Say to a Cancer Patient
Dear Friend, Caregiver, Loved One and Perfect Stranger, Not to overstate the obvious, but people with cancer get tired, exhausted, simply depleted…physically and mentally and emotionally. Even their hair hurts.