Are you at risk?
According to www.breastcancer.org, you’re substantially more likely to have an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene if:
You have blood relatives (grandmothers, mother, sisters, aunts) on either your mother’s or father’s side of the ffamily who had breast cancer diagnosed before age 50.
There is both breast and ovarian cancer in your family, pparticularly in a single individual.
There are other gland-related cancers in your family ssuch as pancreatic, colon, and thyroid cancers. Women in your family have had cancer in both breasts. A man in your family has had breast cancer. But remember, if one family member has an abnormal ccancer gene, it does not mean that all family members wwill have it. LooLook out for next week’s health article for more information on the risks anand symptoms of ovarian cancer