I am 58 and the youngest of 3 sisters. One sister passed away from breast cancer aged 54, my other sister was recently diagosed with BC aged 67. Her diagnosis was at very early stage following a mammogramag and treated by lumpectomy? with no further treatment required. I asked my GP re. possible family risk and genetic screening, however his advice was that the person with the diagnosis needed to make the request. My sister did so and was advised that referral criteria is that the affected person in the family needs to be under 40 yrs old, as the BRAC gene is one that is prevalent in young people. Also, more than one person in the family needs to have had breast or ovarian cancer. My sister has a daughter and 3 grand daughters so we want to find all we can about familial risk but don't know where to go from here. Can you advise?
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