A Quiz for HBOC Testing
When thinking about your chances of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC), it's important to consider your personal history as well as your family history. Is there breast cancer in your immediate family? What about your extended family?
Take the quiz below to help you with initial cancer risk assessment. If you aren't sure exactly how you're related to a particular family member, or whether they had breast or ovarian cancer, discuss it with other family members to get the information you may need to determine if you may be at risk for a BRCA gene mutation. If you know your family history of cancer, a discussion with your doctor about genetic testing and BRACAnalysis® may be that much more valuable.
Take the Be Ready Quiz
Consider both your mother's and father's side of the family when answering the following questions to help in assessing your hereditary risk factors for breast and ovarian cancer. Do you have a family or personal history of any of the following (check only if your answer is Yes)*:
* Assessment criteria based on medical society guidelines. For these individual medical society guidelines, go to www.myriadtests.com/guidelines.
Print this page and discuss it with your doctor.
Women Share Their Stories
"Because everyone has genetic alterations that do not increase the risk of disease, it is sometimes not known whether a specific change affects a person's risk of developing cancer. As more research is conducted and more people are tested for BRCA1 or BRCA2 alterations, scientists will learn more about these genetic alterations and cancer risk."
- National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health