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3/28/2017My mom had breast cancer 2x. First when she was 39 and then again at 62. She passed away at 78 from esophageal cancer from smoking. One of her sisters died at 77 from ovarian cancer. Three other sisters never had cancer. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 53 ( 3 1/2) years ago. I tested negative for bcra 1 and 2. They are now testing for PALB 2 and other genes. My daughter just turned 18 and of course I worry about the genetics. At what age should I have her tested for the BRCA extended which includes the PALB 2?
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3/29/2017she has to be over 21 and be the one to consent to be tested. you probably do carry a gene mutation given this history.

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