Breast and ovarian cancer are scary and we all have a risk of getting cancer. Let our practitioners take a careful family history and see if you might be at increased risk and should consider genetic testing. New tests for familial cancers are being developed at a rapid rate and the genetic counselors at Piedmont Hospital offer free consultatons. You can see us first or schedule with them at 404-425-7949.
We now know of many genetic mutations that may increase your risk of cancer. Options usually include increased screening and surgery. We are happy to talk with you about your choices. We recommend and offer pelvic ultrasound every 6 months for women who are BRCA positive and opting to keep their ovaries. Birth control pills have also been shown to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women with the BRCA gene.