What Is the BRCA Genetic Test?

Overview of BRCA Gene Test

A number of variables, such as age, family history, lifestyle, and more, can affect the chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

The two main genes that contribute to hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer are breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) [1] and breast cancer 2 (BRCA2). BRCA1 and BRCA2 are naturally protective against certain malignancies under normal circumstances. However, BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene abnormalities can raise the chance of developing specific cancers.  You can utilize BRCA gene testing to find out if your BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes have undergone any alterations or mutations.

This article will cover the definition of the BRCA gene test, who should undergo genetic testing, and what to anticipate both before and after a BRCA test.