Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer: Understand Your Risk with Dr. Lindsay Keith

Dr. Lindsay Keith


Understanding your genetic makeup is a powerful tool in assessing and mitigating your risk for breast cancer. Dr. Lindsay Keith offers comprehensive genetic testing services to give you a clearer picture of your breast cancer risk.

What is Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing involves analyzing your DNA to look for changes or mutations that could increase your risk of certain diseases, including breast cancer. Two of the most well-known genes that can mutate and raise the risk of breast cancer are BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Who Should Consider Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing is particularly recommended for individuals with:

  1. A family history of breast cancer, especially if diagnosed before age 50.
  2. Multiple family members diagnosed with breast cancer.
  3. A family history of other types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer.
  4. A known BRCA mutation in the family.

Genetic Testing with Dr. Lindsay Keith

Dr. Lindsay Keith uses cutting-edge genetic testing technologies to detect the presence of BRCA1, BRCA2, and other relevant mutations. Understanding these genetic factors can help formulate a proactive plan for breast cancer prevention.

Patient Support

With genetic testing comes the need for clear, compassionate communication. Dr. Keith and her team are committed to helping you understand your results, discussing what they mean for you and your family, and planning any necessary next steps.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in genetic testing or wish to learn more about it, contact us today. Dr. Lindsay Keith is here to help you understand your risk and make informed decisions about your health.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What happens if I test positive for a BRCA mutation?

    A positive result does not mean that you will definitely develop breast cancer. It does, however, indicate an increased risk. Dr. Keith will discuss your results and work with you to develop a proactive plan for regular monitoring and preventive measures.

  2. Can men undergo genetic testing for breast cancer?

    Yes. Men can carry and pass on BRCA mutations, and male carriers are at increased risk for breast and prostate cancers.

  3. Can the results of genetic testing affect my health insurance?

    In the U.S., the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) protects individuals from discrimination based on their genetic information in relation to health insurance and employment.