Only 10% (1 in 10) of women with breast cancer have inherited an abnormal breast cancer gene. Breast cancer due to an inherited gene abnormality tends to happen at an early age (under 40), in multiple relatives, and in one or both breasts (but usually not at the same time). The abnormal gene is also associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Here are a few other important facts to remember:
If you're worried about getting breast cancer, talk to your doctor about your own risk factors.
Click here to read a detailed discussion of the different risk factors for breast cancer.
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