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My paternal grandmother and several paternal great aunts died of breast cancer (no genetic testing). My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 70. She is still living but has not had genetic testing. Should I have the testing since the breast cancer comes from my father’s side? Or should my father have the testing?

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There is risk from both sides of the family. Are any of the paternal aunts available for testing? Testing of an affected paternal aunt would be most informative for assessing paternal side of the family. Also recommend that your mother have BRCA1/2 testing, since she has a personal history of ovarian cancer.