Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 29th, 2000
Apart from age, genetic predisposition is the strongest risk factor for breast cancer. BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are involved in most families with the autosomal dominant inherited breast-ovarian cancer syndrome, and in about 60% of families with four or more cases of just breast cancer before the age of 60 years. Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation have a cumulative...
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