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Is Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Right for You?

For most women, the average risk of developing breast cancer is about 12 percent. However, if you have a mutation on either of the two most common genes associated with breast cancer — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — that risk can jump as high as 80 percent. While it’s natural to wonder if you might have inherited an abnormal BRCA gene from one of your parents, it’s also important to remember that only about 5-10 percent of breast cancers are due to hereditary mutations; the overwhelming majority of women with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. That’s why genetic testing is recommended only for people whose family history or other factors…

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