A Right to Her Genes

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Title: A Right to Her Genes
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Date: January 8, 2009
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The doctor now felt the family connection was strong enough to advise Michelle that there was a possibility of a cancer gene linkage in the family. The doctor contacted Laura, a genetic counselor in the area, and found out that the most likely candidates were the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2...
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Mutations in one of these two genes are found in 90% of tumors from breast and ovarian cancer. Women with hereditary mutations in one of these genes are 30 times more likely to develop breast cancer by age 50, while men have a three times higher risk of developing prostate or colon cancer if they inherit this mutation...
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