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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.
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.
Ashkenazi Jewish Women – You may be at increased risk of having a BRCA gene mutation. Learn the facts about BRCA gene mutations and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer from the CDC.
Does pregnancy increase breast cancer risk?
Do you know your risk for developing breast cancer? You should. Breast Cancer 101 by Wendy Nielsen