This week, Channel 4 TV progromme 'Embarrassing Bodies' is meeting a family who carry the BRCA gene.
The programme will follow a Spire Manchester patient through her journey of genetic testing to see if she carries the BRCA gene. The BRCA 1 & 2 genetic testing is for patients who have a strong family history of breast cancer, if the BRCA 1 & 2 genes are present, it indicates a significant risk increase for breast cancer for that patient.
This programme features consultant breast surgeon Mr Lester Barr, who practices at Spire Manchester Hospital.
The programme airs on Channel 4 at 9:00pm on Thursday 14th August 2014.
If you would like any further information about BRCA 1 & 2 testing, please see the below links or call for information 0161 232 2303.
BRCA 1 & 2 testing at Spire Healthcare