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How does a genetic counselor assess my risk of breast cancer?

A genetic counselor is an expert who can assess your risk of developing breast cancer based on family history. The counselor can also help walk you through the pros and cons of getting the breast cancer gene (BRCA) test, explain the possible outcomes of the test and then provide information about next steps. 

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