Genes and Hereditary Cancer

About 3% of breast cancers are the result of inherited mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These two genes normally protect you from getting certain cancers, but mutations can prevent them from working properly.

By Green Shoot Media
GENETICS


These mutations can cause breast, ovarian and other cancers, but not everyone who inherits the mutation will get cancer. HOW IT WORKS Everyone has two copies of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, one from their mother and one from their father. If a person...

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