Cascade Testing is one of the most important tools for breaking the cycle of hereditary cancer in families. It is the testing-sharing-testing-sharing of genetic test results among blood relatives.
Is there a history of cancer in your family? (Grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, or cousins?) Genetic testing saves lives!
Cascade testing requires two important steps:
1. Having testing done.
2. Sharing information.
That includes sharing test results and the specific mutation in the gene, like 3773delTT in BRCA2. And as soon as the information is known.
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