BRCA1 and BRCA2 are breast cancer gene mutations. When a mutation occurs, the gene doesn’t function properly, DNA errors don’t get repaired, and the risk of cancer increases. A genetic counselor will review your family histories, discuss the testing process, and explain benefits as well as the risks of learning about a genetic mutation that may increase your cancer risk.
BRCA1 (BR is short for breast; CA is short for cancer) and BRCA2 are breast cancer gene mutations
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