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Frequently Asked Questions

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

How do alterations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes affect a woman's risk for breast and ovarian cancers?

What effect do oral contraceptives have on breast cancer risk?

What does a positive BRCA1 or BRCA2 test result mean?

What does a negative BRCA1 or BRCA2 test result mean?

Hereditary Prostate Cancer

Can prostate cancer be found before a man has symptoms?

Who is at risk for prostate cancer?


What are the risks for insurance and employment discrimination related to genetic testing?


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