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Understanding genetic testing for breast cancer (VIC)(fact sheet)
Genetic testing is offered to families at high risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer. These families have a family history of cancer that may be due to an inherited gene change. This type of genetic testing begins with taking a blood sample from the family member who has had cancer, as they are the most likely person in the family to carry a gene change if it is present.
Year first published or reviewed: 2011Last updated on: 09-07-2015
By: Cancer Council VIC
Cancer Council VIC
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