BRCA Testing and Counseling
1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews – men and women – carries a BRCA gene mutation, more than 10 times the rate of the general population, making Jewish families significantly more susceptible to hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Sephardic Jews may also be genetically predisposed to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, but their risk to carry a BRCA mutation has not been identified to be as high as the risk for Ashkenazi Jews. If you or someone in your family has tested BRCA+ or carry another gene mutation, whether or not you have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, we can help.
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