What is BRCA, you ask? BRCA stands for BReast CAncer susceptibility gene, of which there are two: BRCA1 and BRCA2. These genes are “tumor suppressor” genes that help the body prevent tumor growth and prevent cancers. When there is a mutation in the BRCA genes, they are more likely to cause breast and cervical cancers.
Your risk is greater if:
How can I reduce my risk if I carry a BRCA mutation?
Livestrong Foundation/Fertility Brochure:
Susan G. Komen/Genetic Counseling and Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations:
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered:
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