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Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2)

Clinical genetics

This page provides information for people considering having a genetic test to look for an inherited cause of breast & ovarian cancer.

You may have been sent this link because you are have been referred to the Genetics Service. If so, please watch all of the four short videos prior to your appointment or telephone consultation.

Please feel free to share this page with other members of your family who would like to understand more about the process of genetic testing.

Genetic testing for familial breast and ovarian cancer

Genetic testing for familial breast and ovarian cancer

Link: https://player.vimeo.com/video/135579993

How are genes inherited?

How are genes inherited?

Link: https://player.vimeo.com/video/135579993

Having a genetic test for BRCA1 and BRCA2

Having a genetic test for BRCA1 and BRCA2

Link: https://player.vimeo.com/video/135579994

What does it mean if I have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation?

What does it mean if I have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation?

Link: https://player.vimeo.com/video/135579995