WHAT IF TESTING REVEALS THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS INHERITED AN ALTERED BRCA1 OR BRCA2 GENE?
• Women who inherit a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation have an increased chance for developing breast and ovarian cancer. Men may also have an increased risk for some cancers such as prostate or breast. Research is taking place to determine the exact risks of developing these cancers. These risks may vary from family to family and from one individual to another within the same family.