Woman’s risk of breast or ovarian cancer increases with BRCA gene

April 22, 2015 11:10 AM

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Woman’s risk of breast or ovarian cancer increases with BRCA gene

The National Cancer Institute has advised that a woman’s risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she inherits a harmful mutation in the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene. And men are susceptible as well. Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast cancer, and both men and women who have harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations may be at increased risk of additional types of cancer.

The National Cancer Institute has advised that a woman’s risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she inherits a harmful mutation in the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene. And men are susceptible as well. Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast cancer...

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