USPSTF: Assess family history to identify women who could benefit from BRCA testing

04/2/2013 | AAFP News Now · Reuters

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released draft guidelines on breast and ovarian cancer screening, urging primary care physicians to assess patients with a family history of the diseases to see if they could be due in part to BRCA mutations. "When family physicians have someone like this who has a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, they need to take the next step and learn more about that family history and decide whether or not the woman is a candidate to be referred on for more in-depth counseling and potential testing," said USPSTF Co-vice Chair Michael LeFevre, M.D.

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