How common is genetic breast cancer? Does family resemblance matter? Get the facts that answer these common questions about genetics and breast cancer.
Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. It’s safe to say more people know about BRCA1 and BRCA2 than the average mutations. High-profile cases such as Angelina Jolie’s have brought attention to them. The actress recently announced … Read More
Here’s what you need to know about PALB2 and breast cancer risk.
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. Read the full story Jolie’s Choice: Why Have a … Read More
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