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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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5/21/2016Thanks so much for this wonderful service! What do you think of the b-rst screening tool? It seems like many of the women you say should be genetically tested (when answering them on this board) would get a "negative" result there. (This is what is happening to me...I've got a maternal grandmother who had pre-menopausal BC and her paternal aunt also had it, although no one knows at what age. I even made my mom take the screening tool and she also got a negative result). Would you recommend I meet with a geneticist? My mother is in her 60s but doesn't have sisters and is not interested in getting tested.
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5/21/2016if your closest relative who was diagnosed was your grandmother then it would not warrant you to be tested.

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