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Infographic: Everyone has BRCA genes, but some people have mutations (changes) in these genes which increase their risk for breast and ovarian cancer...
BRCA stands for BReast CAncer susceptibility gene. There are twoBRCA genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2. Normally, they help protect you from getting cancer. But when you have changes or mutations on one or both of your BRCA genes, cells are more likely to divide and change rapidly, which can lead to cancer.Oct 29, 2014 CDC
Do you know your risk for developing breast cancer? You should. Breast Cancer 101 by Wendy Nielsen
I got the breast cancer gene from my father...FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013
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.