About 5 to 10% of all breast cancer cases are hereditary. Abnormal versions of genes (or gene mutations) that greatly increase breast and ovarian cancer risk are passed on from parent to child within some families. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most common genes that have been linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
You can speak to a member of our Breast Cancer Support & Information Team who has a BRCA mutation and understands the impact of a positive diagnosis. We can offer you information, emotional support and encouragement. Call us, toll-free, at 1.888.778.3100 or send us a message.
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Thank you to all the women who shared their stories for the HBOC video series