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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cancer Topics
Question: Cancer Predisposition
|leamea - Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:48 pm||
Is the gene for a predisposition to breast cancer passed down maternally or can two paternal cousins dying young from it, in their 30's and 40's, be a cause for concern?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:41 pm||
There are several genes known to increase the risk of breast cancer. The most well known genes are BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 (The term BRCA comes from BReast CAncer).
These genes are passed through the family and are a major cause of "familial" breast cancer.
There are some other genes as well but these are the two best known.
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