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At Women’s Health of Garden City, we believe that knowledge is key to your care. Whether you have a family history of cancer, or are concerned about sexually transmitted diseases, we can help. We complete both genetic and STD testing in the comfort and privacy of our office.
BCRA is a gene test that can detect specific mutations that make some individuals more susceptible to cancer. We offer both BCRA1 and BCRA2 gene testing which can help determine the likelihood of developing breast or ovarian cancer. While this test is not diagnostic in nature and can not test for cancer, it can help your provider know your risk. Patients who are candidates for BCRA gene testing are those with a strong family history of breast cancer, have been previously diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, as well as those who received a cancer diagnosis before age 50. There are other factors that your physician will discuss with you to determine whether or not BCRA gene testing is right for you.
We offer confidential STD testing in our office as part of your annual visit or as needed at any time. If you are sexually active, you risk the chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease through skin-to-skin contact or exchanging of bodily fluids. If you believe you have been in contact with a partner who might have an infection, it is important to contact your physician as soon as possible. Early testing and treatment are important in ensuring proper recovery.
Call our office today to schedule your screening exam today.
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