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BRCA2 & Pancreatic Cancer Screening Guidelines

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Re: BRCA2 & Pancreatic Cancer Screening Guidelines

Thanks Anne, I'll mention it to my genetic counsellor.

best wishes x

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Re: BRCA2 & Pancreatic Cancer Screening Guidelines

Hi Helen, Sorry to hear about your aunt. I have done some more research, and apparently the screening is recommended if you are and mutation carrier AND have a first degree relative with a history of pancreatic cancer. An aunt would be a second degree relative, but maybe still worth asking your GP, or genetic counsellor if possible. 

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Re: BRCA2 & Pancreatic Cancer Screening Guidelines

Hi Anne,

Thank you for your post. I'm BRCA2 and don't know anything about pancreatic screening; its something I'd like to know more about as an aunt died of pancreatic cancer.  I will do some research, in the meantime if you find out any more about it please post an update.

best wishes

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BRCA2 & Pancreatic Cancer Screening Guidelines

Hi,

 

Wondering if any BRCA2's on here are getting pancreatic cancer screening?

 

NICE guidelines recommend Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) or MRCP for BRCA mutation carriers (frequency not specified).

 

Pancreatic Cancer risk is higher for BRCA2 (10% lifetime risk I believe).

 

I dont expect my GP to know much about this, so I would really appreciate if others can share their experience of screening/risk mitigation. 

 

TIA, Anne xx