Breast Cancer Genetics

BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

A small percentage of people inherit mutated versions of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Those people carry a much greater risk of developing breast cancer.

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Other Breast Cancer Genes

Other Breast Cancer Genes

Besides BRCA1 and 2, researchers have identified other gene mutations that can increase the risk of breast cancer. Learn about PALB2, CHEK2, and other inherited breast cancer gene mutations.

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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Find out who should be tested for breast cancer gene mutations, how you can get tested, and what the results mean.

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What To Do If You’ve Tested Positive

What To Do If You’ve Tested Positive

If you’ve tested positive for BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, or another gene mutation, there are things you can do to detect breast cancer early or proactive steps that may prevent it entirely.

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