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Breast Cancer - risk in the genes?

Women with a certain gene mutation have a 50 to 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer. Genetic tests help to estimate the risk, while a preventative mastectomy can reduce it almost entirely. As an alternative, affected women can have regular screening from their mid-twenties, to catch cancer in its early stages.

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