Mar 08, 2013 - 4:25 pm
I've been asked by one of my siblings if I'd had any genetic testing as a part of the whole diagnosis/treatment biz. We have another sibling who has survived colon cancer. My sister's gynecologist is interested in testing her because of the two of us having had colon and anal cancer. I know that I reported my brother's cancer and my mother's melanoma as a part of family history when I was meeting with doctors but none of them suggested genetic testing.
My sister's doctor is interested in testing for Lynch Gene(HNPCC) and BrCa1&2. I know that Lynch syndrome is associated with colon cancer and BrCa1 & 2 are associated with breast and ovarian cancers. And that's about all I know
So I'm curious if anyone here has been tested and if anyone knows if squamous cell anal cancer is linked to Lynch syndrome.
I told my sis I'd check in with my oncologist about this but before I do I thought I'd gather any info I can from you all first