Are you at risk?

Friday - - Living -

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

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