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10/1/2017I have a cousin, on my father's side, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 68 years old.
I was also diagnosed with breast cancer the same week of my cousins diagnoses at 65 years old.
I also found out that my father's, father was adopted.
I asked for the BRACA 1/2 and was denied by my HMO. It would have made a big difference in my treatment plan to have known the results.
Should my HMO have tested me?
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10/2/2017Request that your case be re-reviewed by their physician advisor and ask for your surgeon to speak directly with the physician advisor about this. your age and your cousin's age make it low probability that a gene mutation is present though.

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