Case-based quiz: 42-year-old woman with 3 relatives with breast cancer

A 42-year-old lady tells you that three of her relatives have had breast cancer. She wants to know if she can be tested for all the gene mutations associated with breast cancer. Do you know the referral guidance?

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A 42-year-old lady tells you, very worried, that her mother, aged 76, has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her sister died from metastatic breast cancer aged 48 years and her maternal aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, aged 58. 

She wants to know if she can be tested for all the gene mutations associated with breast cancer.


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