Understanding BRCA: The Impact on Ovarian and Breast Cancer

BRCA mutations are linked to an increased risk of cancer. Knowing about a BRCA mutation can inform you of your cancer risk and influence treatment options if you already have cancer. This is why it’s so important to beBRCAware.

What Is BRCA?


BRCA Facts: What You Should Know

Everyone has BRCA genes, but they can be mutated in some people, leading to an increased risk of cancer.

The Facts About BRCA

BRCA Testing Basics

Understand the basics of BRCA testing from helpful information and a video explaining what a BRCA mutation is, who should get tested for it, and why.

Watch the Video

Top 5 Myths About BRCA Testing

You may think you know about BRCA, but do you know the truth?

The Common Myths

BRCA Status

I Know My
BRCA Status

Understanding BRCA Test Results

Know the difference between a positive and a negative result.

Discover the Difference

BRCA Testing for Family Risk

BRCA mutations can have a serious impact on your family’s risk of developing cancer.

Your Family Could Be at Risk

Share Your Story

If you’ve already been BRCA tested, share your experience with others.

Help Others

I Don’t Know
My BRCA Status

Reasons to Get BRCA Tested

Knowing your status could impact treatment options and inform your family about their risk of developing cancer.

Three Things to Consider

BRCA Stories

Hear the inspirational reasons why others wanted to get BRCA tested.

Find Out Their Reasons

How to Get Tested for BRCA Gene Mutations

Find out the next steps you need to take to know your BRCA status.

What You Need to Do

Helpful BRCA Resources


Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors are an essential part of the BRCA testing process. Find out how they can help guide you through the BRCA testing journey.

Find a Genetic Counselor