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Breast & Ovarian Cancer Genetics Referral Screening Tool Background
- This Breast & Ovarian Cancer Genetics Referral Screening Tool is a screening tool that helps identify people who may have a strong genetic (hereditary) risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to their family history. Click here to learn more about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
- This screening tool is NOT designed to decide who should get genetic testing for Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer, but to identify who should be referred for cancer genetic counseling to better understand their risks and options.
- The tool was tested in a large group of women and their families, and found to have very good accuracy. However, as with most screening tools, it will not identify all individuals who might be at risk for Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer.
- Some people who have a positive screen may learn through cancer genetic counseling that genetic testing is not right for them.
You should talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your screening results, or concerns about your family history or risk for cancer.
Click here for more information on hereditary breast/ovarian cancer, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and how to locate cancer genetics providers.