San Diego Anti-aging medicine and family practice located in Encinitas CA, Center for Age Management

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Center for Age Management

317 N. El Camino Real, Suite 206
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Phone: 760-633-1315

 

Mon - Thur: 9am to 5pm
Lunch: 12pm to 1:30pm
Friday: 9am to 12pm
On Fridays, we will have limited staff. You may leave a message and it will be our pleasure to return your call. Any prescriptions, questions or concerns that you have, we will be happy to assist you Monday - Thursday.

Serving other neighboring cities: La Costa, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, San Marcos, Carlsbad, La Jolla, and San Diego County, CA.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month. If you have a family history of ovarian cancer,ask your doctor for the BRCA1/BRCA2 genetic test.
Genetic testing can determine if you carry gene mutations that put you at risk for having ovarian cancer. Carriers of the BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutation carry a 60% lifetime increased risk of ovarian cancer. Testing for this gene consists of a simple blood test.
This test is available at Center For Age Management. We are also offering a new genetic test called BART.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines that recommend detection of large genomic re-arrangements as part of BRCA testing for all patients that meet testing criteria for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The BRACAnalysis Large Rearrangement Test (BART) is available to provide a way to detect large genomic rearrangements in both BRCA1 and BRCA2 that are not identified as part of the BRACAnalysis sequencing test. These mutations account for 6-10% of all mutations identified.

Criteria for inclusion of BART testing at no additional charge as part of BRACAnalysis:

1. Male breast cancer qualifies at any age
2. At least one relative must be a first or second degree relative and qualifying cancers must be on the same side of the family
Note: For this criteria, “breast cancer” includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive breast cancers.
Patient affected with: Additional Family History Required:
Breast cancer before age 50 AND
2 or more diagnoses of breast cancer before age 50
and/or ovarian cancer at any age
OR
Ovarian cancer at any age AND 2 or more diagnoses of breast cancer before age 50 and/or ovarian cancer at any age
OR
Male breast cancer at any age AND
2 or more diagnoses of breast cancer before age 50
and/or ovarian cancer at any age
OR
Breast cancer at or after age 50 and ovarian cancer at any age
AND
1 or more diagnosis of breast cancer before age 50 and ovarian cancer at any age
OR
Breast cancer before age 50 and ovarian cancer at any age
AND No additional relatives required

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