Prevention and Surveillance

Women and men who have mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes should have increased screening and observation, also called surveillance, for certain cancers. They may also choose medications or surgeries that reduce the risk of cancer. Each of these options has different benefits and limitations.

The Center for BRCA Research has detailed guidelines for cancer surveillance, prevention, and other aspects of care for women and men with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Your genetic counselor can review these with you and discuss how they fit with personal and medical factors to determine the best plan for you. We also have an expert team of physicians and services to provide the care that you need and choose.