Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:17:21 AM »
Are Breast Cancers Inherited?

Re: Breast Cancer
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 09:43:54 AM »
Most women who get breast cancer do not have any family history of breast cancer. Just because a family member had breast cancer does not always mean that you will get breast cancer.

We do know that there are some genes associated with a known increased risk of breast cancer. These are BRCA 1 (breast cancer 1, early onset human tumor suppressor gene) and BRCA 2 (breast cancer type 2, susceptibility protein). Only 10 percent of women with breast cancer have these inherited genes. These women usually get breast cancer at a young age and have multiple family members with breast or ovarian cancer.