Should you get genetic testing for the breast cancer gene?

Every month, we send some of your biggest questions on nutrition, health, and more to our panel of experts to answer. The question, “A few people in my family have had breast cancer. Should I get genetic testing?” was answered by Megan Frone, certified genetic counselor, National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

If you have multiple people on the same side of the family with breast cancer or with other types (such as ovarian or pancreatic), with rare cancers (such as cancer in both breasts or breast cancer in men), or cancer diagnosed at an early age, you may have an increased risk for breast and other cancers

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