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News – New ticket release for mutations in risk genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 – News


In order to detect and treat cancer as early as possible, people with a corresponding genetic predisposition are closely monitored. In the future, they will be exempted from the ticket costs.


– Carriers of the rare BRCA1 or BRCA2no mutations may in the future all outpatient diagnostic and specialist services free included in the surveillance protocol for the early detection of various types of cancer. the ticket release Applicable as per the decision of the state government of 22 November from 1 January 2023.

Those BRCA1 and BRCA2 plays an important role in the repair of cell damage and therefore contributes to the development of Krebs to prevent In return, carriers of a BRCA gene mutation have an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, some of which are particularly aggressive. So women generally have a 12 percent risk of gaining breast cancer to get sick, in women with mutations in the BRCA genes it is 45-72 percent. The increased risk also affects other forms of cancer such as ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, peritoneal cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma.

A mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene is very rare. In South Tyrol 174 patients are currently affected by one of the two gene mutations. A specific monitoring protocol applies to them, allowing for certain preventive services and visits at regular and close intervals. It is supposed to be in addition to a good prediction in the case of illness also helps to reduce the fear of illness and therefore the psychological stress.

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