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Most women who may benefit from BRCA-related genetic counseling do not receive it

5 days ago   |   By Healio

Recent findings showed that more than 80% of women who met nationally recommended criteria to receive counseling and testing for gene variants that put them at greater risk for breast cancer did not receive this type of referral.
Based on current guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force , women who have a family history of certain types of cancer should be screened to determine if they have an increased risk for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Additionally, women with an ethnicity or ancestry linked to the genetic mutations - for example, Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
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