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Lora Adams
Lora Adams • 22 weeks ago

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

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Learn more about risk factors for breast cancer: 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. However, only about 5 to 10 percent of people diagnosed with breast cancer have inherited this increased risk of developing the disease.

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.

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