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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.
Does pregnancy increase breast cancer risk?
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.
I got the breast cancer gene from my father...FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013
Men and altered breast cancer genes: what are the risks?