BRCA Cancer Gene

The BRCA gene test can identify inherited gene mutations that leave carriers with elevated cancer risk. But many women are scared to get the test, because they’re afraid to learn they carry a BRCA mutation. Is ignorance bliss?

Deciding whether or not to get genetic testing to find out your chances of getting cancer is difficult. Many people don't want to know the answer. This is the exact dilemma that Doctors producer Leslie faced.

Brandi Maxiell aka the sassy diva on VH1's 'Basketball Wives LA,' is no stranger to onscreen drama but in a recent health scare, things got very real. In a Doctors exclusive, she came to us for some answers.

ER physician Travis Stork is joined by surgical breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk to discuss whether or not you should get the BRCA gene test, which can tell you if you are at risk for developing breast cancer.