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. Breast Cancer, Brca Mutation, Gene Mutation, Cancer Awareness, Brca Gene, Health Communication, Cancer Prevention, Health Infographic, Mutation Change
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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...
Fallopian op 'may cut cancer risk' - for women with the BRCA 1/2 gene mutation...the point being that you could reduce the risk of ovarian cancer just by removing the tubes, leaving the ovaries behind and so avoiding premature menopause. Not sure I would risk it ... when in doubt, take 'em out...what do you think?
A majority of women who test positive for a BRCA mutation view prophylactic mastectomy as the most effective strategy for reducing breast cancer risk. Take out the ovaries too and we BRCA carriers reduce our risk of ovarian cancer from as high as 40 percent to something much closer to the general population average of 1.4 percent
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.
#BRCA Mary-Claire King: The Woman Who Discovered BRCA1 Lessons From the Woman Who Discovered the BRCA Cancer Gene | TIME