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Question from LadyD: I just had a new baby granddaughter and I am a breast cancer survivor. I am wondering if I should have the BRCA test done for the future. I am the grandmother on the father's side. Thank you for any information.
Answers - Terri McHugh Genetic testing may be appropriate for you to further outline breast cancer risks for your granddaughter. It would also be important to look at your granddaughter's maternal lineage and ethnicity on both sides.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference Breast Cancer Risk and Your Family featured Terri McHugh, D.O., and Carol Cherry, M.S.N., R.N., A.P.R.N., B.C. answering your questions about genetics and breast cancer, and how your family could be affected.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in March 2008.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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