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Infographic: Understanding the inherited risk of breast and ovarian cancer

POSTED: June 17, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Stanford Cancer Centre/

Inherited risk of breast cancer

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Studies have shown that a person's genes can cause an increased risk in breast and ovarian cancer. The accompanying graphic shows the chromosomal mutations and the risk they can pose.

According to the National Cancer Institute, studies have shown that inherited mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for 5-10 percent of all breast cancers and 15 percent of all ovarian cancers. While genetic testing is encouraged only for those who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, education and awareness are important to early detection and treatment.
How can a better understanding of the cause of these genetic mutations help further the cause of finding a cure for cancer?

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