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 two BRCA genes:BRCA1 and BRCA2. Mutations (changes) in BRCA genes increase risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers.
Did you know that individuals with Lynch Syndrome have a 82% risk for colon cancer by age 70 or that they have a 50% risk of passing the mutation on to their children? Share our infographic with family or friends who are at risk and help prevent this killer disease.
If you have a BRCA1 mutation, your lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is up to 80 percent.
About a year ago, after her mother's death, Bales decided to see if she had inherited one of the BRCA gene mutations that carry a sharply increased risk of breast cancer.
Between 1959 and 2010, lung cancer risk for smokers rose dramatically. Among female smokers, risk increased by 10 times and among male smokers, risk doubled. #SGR50