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Hi, Alice… When I had my genetic testing done last summer, they tested for the usual breast cancer genes, but also for the genes associated with ovarian and colon cancer in light of family members with those cancers in the past. I was amazed as to how many genes overlap the categories. I don't recall a specific discussion group here on genetic testing for breast cancer, but one of our moderators certainly will know.

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@ali1974, there are several discussions about genetic testing for breast cancer here on Connect. For example:

– Genetic testing…does anyone have the CHEK2 gene mutation https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/genetic-testing-does-anyone-have-the-chek2-gene-mutation/
– The math of invasive breast cancer risk for LCIS https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-math-of-invasive-breast-cancer-risk-for-lcis/
– High Risk Mutation (ie. BRCA, ATM, RAD51D) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/high-risk-mutation-ie-brca-atm-rad51d/
– High risk, NOT from BRCA but from typia, such as ALH, ADH, LCIS https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/high-risk-not-from-brca-but-from-typia-such-as-alh-adh-lcis/
– ATM Gene Mutation and Care https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/atm-gene-mutation-and-care

In these discussions you'll meet others like @elsie37 @sandyjr @ladylawdawg @corinneberg @marykaym63 @patsydanley

You may also be interested in this video with Mayo Clinic genetic experts
– Video Q&A about Cancer and Genetics https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-about-cancer-and-genetics/