What Are The Genes That Affect Breast Cancer?

What Are The Genes That Affect Breast Cancer?

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Knowing The Genes That Affect Breast Cancer? Table of contents Breast cancer genetics BRCA1 and BRCA2 Other genes Genetic testing Takeaway If you have a family history of breast cancer, you may be wondering what your chances are of inheriting the condition. Thanks to genetic research, this is a much easier question to answer. Mutations in two genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — have been identified as a primary genetic cause of breast cancer. Not everyone who gets breast cancer inherits it through their family history. And not everyone with mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes will develop breast cancer. But having these specific mutations does greatly increase your risk of developing breast cancer during your lifetime. Let’s take a look at how these genetic mutations contribute to cancer,…
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