What are the chances that a gene alteration is involved in the cancer in my family?
What are my chances of having an altered gene?
Besides altered BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, what are other risk factors for breast and ovarian cancer?
Are all genetic tests the same? How much does the test cost? How long will it take to get my results?
What are the possible results of the genetic test?
What would a positive result mean for me?
What would a negative result mean for me?
How might a positive genetic test result affect my: health insurance? Life insurance? Employment?
Do I want to submit my genetic test results to an insurance company? If yes, will they pay for the testing?
Where will my test results be placed/recorded? How might this affect me? Who will have access to my genetic test results?
Will having the genetic test do anything to make me change my current health practices?
What are my reasons for wanting to be tested genetically?
What type of cancer screening would be recommended if I don't get tested?
What effect will the test results have on me and on my relationships with my family members if: I have an altered gene? I don't have an altered gene?
Should I share my genetic test results with my partner? Parents? Children? Friends? Others?
How will my family react to the news, which also affects them?
Are my children ready to learn new genetic information that may one day affect their own health?