FAQ by women being treated for high risk breast cancer
Questions for Dr. Arpana Naik
- Is breast cancer inherited?
- What are my odds of having the gene mutation and how can I find out if I have it?
- What are my odds of getting cancer if I have the gene mutation?
- What are my options if I have the gene mutation?
- Are there physical side effects to having a prophylactic mastectomy?
- Are there psychological side effects to having a prophylactic mastectomy?
- After a prophylactic mastectomy how do I continue to monitor for breast cancer?
- Will I learn anything about my health from my prophylactic mastectomy?
- Does having the BRCA gene mutation affect my health in any other way?
- Can men inherit the gene mutation?