BRCA2, familial breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility 2

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How do I find someone who specializes in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome caused by BRCA2 gene mutations?

A genetic counselor can help to further explain Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC) and other hereditary cancer conditions and answer any questions. Genetic counselors in the United States can be found on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website. Genetic counselors in Canada can be found at the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors website.

You may also find medical professionals knowledgeable about HBOC at your local or regional cancer center. Some cancer centers may have hereditary cancer risk programs available.

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What specialists do people with BRCA2 gene mutations need to see?

What specialists do people with BRCA2 gene mutations need to see?

People with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome should be managed by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in caring for people with this condition. The team may include specialists such as a gynecologist, a medical oncologist, a breast surgeon, a gynecologic oncologist, a specialized nurse practitioner, and a genetic counselor. Some cancer centers may have specific programs for individuals with hereditary cancer risk.

People with HBOC should see a genetic counselor. A genetic counselor can help to further explain HBOC syndrome and answer any questions. A genetic counselor can also help to make any appropriate referrals to specialists. Genetic counselors in the United States can be found on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website. Genetic counselors in Canada can be found at the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors website.

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