Tag: Cancer Risk

ICARE Social Media Post March 2024

 Risk Management Strategies for Women with BRCA1/2


Two new research studies that 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 showed that risk of death is lowered among BRCA1/2 carriers with 1) MRI screening for breast cancer and 2) removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. 💡 In the first study, MRI screening greatly lowered the risk of death from breast cancer (hazard ratio of 0.23) with …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Updates to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

Released September 8th, 2020: Genetic testing criteria by cancer type: Breast Cancer: Broadened to include relatives with ALL grades of prostate cancer (not just high-grade) Having multiple breast cancer diagnoses no longer depends on whether the diagnoses were on two different breasts Prostate Cancer: Now includes cribriform histology and ANY risk group (not just high-grade …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2020

Ovarian Cancer Risks in BRCA1/2

The risk of ovarian cancer is raised in women with BRCA1/2 mutations. Recent findings suggest that higher body mass index (BMI) may further raise the risk of ovarian cancer in premenopausal BRCA1/2 carriers. Note that all women with BRCA1/2 mutations are at high risk for ovarian cancer, and should follow current National Comprehensive Cancer Network …

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