Archived: Breast and Ovarian Cancer: BRCA Genetic Testing, September 2005
Original Release Date: September 2005
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|Women, Not at Increased Risk|
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine referral for genetic counseling or routine breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA) testing for women whose family history is not associated with an increased risk for deleterious mutations in breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) or breast cancer susceptibility gene 2 (BRCA2).
|Women, at Increased Risk|
The USPSTF recommends that women whose family history is associated with an increased risk for deleterious mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes be referred for genetic counseling and evaluation for BRCA testing.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Breast and Ovarian Cancer: BRCA Genetic Testing, September 2005 . U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.