Myth: There is no risk of cancer because there is no family history of it.
According to Dr. Robert Segal, co-founder of LabFinder.com, many people have avoided the BRCA tests because they believe they are exempt from being diagnosed with cancer.
“The most common myth is if they don’t have any family history of cancer, then they don’t need to get tested because they are not at risk,” he said. “In reality, 47% of women with BRCA-mutated cancer did not have any family history of cancer.”
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