Breast Cancer: Know Your Family History

By Laura / Guest Blogger
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May 11, 2015

For some patients, the risk of developing breast cancer is in their genes. About 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary — primarily caused by genetic mutations inherited from either a mother or father. Genetic testing for these mutations has been available for more than a decade. “Testing can be scary but […]

Ask the Expert about Genetic Testing

By Rae Wruble RN MBA
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June 23, 2014

Rae Wruble, R.N., MBA, created the Genetic Risk Education Service (GRES) for Baptist Health in 2001.  “Genetic Susceptibility Testing for individuals at high risk to develop hereditary breast and ovarian cancers is as important as mammography is to individuals who are not at high risk,” Ms. Wruble says. “Test results indicate risk for cancer to […]

Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?

By Rae Wruble RN MBA
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January 20, 2014

Genetic Susceptibility Testing for hereditary breast/ovarian, colorectal/endometrial, pancreatic and melanoma cancers has been available to the general public for about 14 years. One of the most common types of genetic testing is BRACAnalysis. This has become part of the diagnostic workup for people at increased risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (HBOC) who are […]

What You Should Know About Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing

By Rae Wruble RN MBA
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December 10, 2012

Genetic Susceptibility Testing for hereditary breast/ovarian, colorectal/endometrial, pancreatic and melanoma cancers has been available to the general public for about 13 years. One of the most common types of genetic testing is BRACAnalysis. This has become part of the diagnostic workup for people at increased risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (HBOC) who are […]