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Breast Cancer Genes Explained: How & When to Get Tested

11 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after skin cancer - and up to 15% of people with breast cancer have a genetic or inherited cause for the disease.
Researcher Charis Eng, MD, PhD , explains what you need to know about breast cancer genes and genetic testing.
What genes are linked to breast cancer?
The term “breast cancer genes” means genes that, when altered , increase your risk of getting breast cancer. These gene mutations shut down some of your natural cancer-fighting genes. When you don't have your full army of genes fending off cancer, your risk of certain cancers goes...
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