Family Matters: Know Your Breast Cancer Risk

80 is today's surprising health number

If you have a BRCA1 mutation, your lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is up to 80%

If you have a BRCA1 mutation, your lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is up to 80 percent. The risk really picks up after age 25, so women with this mutation should be screened with MRI and mammograms every single year starting at an early age.

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If you have a BRCA1 mutation, your lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is up to 80%

 

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