What is inherited breast cancer risk?


BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes normally protect against cancer by repairing DNA. However, when a mutation damages either of these genes, the person’s risk of cancer increases. Inheriting faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes increases the risk of breast cancer. Women with these gene mutations should #BeProactive and work with an oncologist to consider early breast cancer screenings. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth