It’s the last day of Breast Awareness month, so I thought this post would be quite apt!
This year sees the tenth anniversary of the discovery of breast cancer gene BRCA2!
According to estimates of lifetime risk, about 13.2% of women will develop breast cancer, compared with estimates of 36% to 85% with an altered BRCA2 gene.Â So, if you have an altered BRCA2 gene you’re 3-7 times more likelyÂ to developÂ breast cancer than women without the gene.
The groundbreaking discovery has given women with a family history of the diseaseÂ real reason to celebrate with the greatest gift of all – extending lives and proactive choices about their care.
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