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Is estrogen driven breast cancer hereditary?

By Anonymous October 27, 2017 - 3:05pm
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Hello. Thank you for writing.

About 10% to 30% of women under the age of 60 diagnosed with “triple-negative” breast cancer, which are cancers that do not have receptors for estrogen, progesterone, and HER2/neu, will have BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, and others will have mutations in related breast cancer risk genes.

More information here: https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer/hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer


October 27, 2017 - 4:18pm
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