Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 25th, 1995
Studies of families with inherited alterations in BRCA1 suggest that more than half the women who carry a cancer-associated mutation in the gene will be diagnosed with breast cancer by age 50, and more than 85 percent by age 70. While men in BRCA1 families may also carry the mutated gene it appears their risk of breast cancer is not significantly increased. Cancer risk may...
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