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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

BRCA stands for breast cancer susceptibility gene. There are two BRCA genes:BRCA1 and BRCA2. Mutations (changes) in BRCA genes increase risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers.

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If you are born with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, you are at increased risk for developing breast, ovarian and other cancers throughout your life.

Infographic: Everyone has BRCA genes, but some people have mutations (changes) in these genes which increase their risk for breast and ovarian cancer...

Does cancer run in your family? It could be hereditary! Learn more about your hereditary cancer risk at www.hereditarycan... #BCA #CCA #Colon #Breast #LynchSyndrome #HBOC #Ovarian #Cancer

People who have inherited a mutated copy of BRCA1 or BRCA2 have a high risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetimes, according to the cancer society. In fact, the risk might be as high as 80 percent for members of some families with BRCA mutations. Actress Christina Applegate opted for a double mastectomy.

BRCA 1 breast cancer gene mutation....This is such a good illustration of what I go thru...

Know your risk. If one of your parents has a BRCA gene mutation (change), there's a 50% chance you have it too. Talk to your doctor about your own risk for having a BRCA mutation.

Yes, everyone has the BRCA genes. But not everyone has the mutation. Breast Cancer 101 by Wendy Nielsen

National Cholesterol Month. This image focuses on high cholesterol in women and explains how high cholesterol increases the risk of developing heart disease.