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Who should get genetic testing for breast cancer risk?

If you do not have breast cancer, you should only get tested if there is a suspicious family history of breast or ovarian cancer. This would mean multiple relatives (men or women) on your mother or father's side with breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they were under 50 when they were diagnosed, men in the family with breast cancer, breast and ovarian cancer in the same relative, a patient who has had multiple breast cancers especially if the first cancer was when they were less then 50 years old.

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