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Breast Cancer: Frequently Asked Questions


What is my genetic risk of developing breast cancer?
What are these gene mutations?
What should I do about my possible risk for breast cancer?
If I develop breast cancer at a relatively young age, should other women in my family be tested?
Can I reduce my risk for breast cancer?
If I've been tested for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, do I ever need to be tested again?
Who should be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations?

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