Understanding genetic risk for cancer is complicated. You have likely come to this website because you underwent genetic tesing to look for mutations in the two genes which cause the majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, called the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Most individuals who undergo this test receive a negative result, and some receive uncertain results. You may wonder what the test results mean for you and your family. Because genetic testing is not perfect, and other genes for breast and ovarian cancer exist, the purpose of this website is to help men and women understand their negative test result and the possible next steps for genetic counseling and/or testing.
We are a national service and welcome inquiries from both men and women.
Text for this site is provided by Luba Djurdjinovic, MS, Erin E. Houghton, MS, CGC, Lindsey A. Morse, MS, CGC, and Alissa M. Bovee, ScM, CGC