Breast and ovarian cancer.

@article{Wooster2003BreastAO,
  title={Breast and ovarian cancer.},
  author={Richard Wooster and Barbara L. Weber},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={348 23},
  pages={
          2339-47
        }
}
Key Points: § Family history is an important tool in the assessment of breast and ovarian cancer risk § Women are concerned about breast cancer and often over-estimate their risk. They may view themselves as candidates for genetic testing when their likelihood of a positive test is minimal. § BRCA1/2 mutations are rare and there are few data to assess the outcome benefits of interventions to reduce risk § Testing for BRCA1/2 is mentioned frequently in the medical and lay press. Your patient may… CONTINUE READING

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