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Breast Cancer Awareness: The importance of BRCA genetic testing and inherited risk

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ST. LOUIS -  According to studies, about 12% of all women will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. By contrast, it`s estimated that about 70% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 80.

Dr. Amy Cyr, Washington University Surgeon at Siteman Cancer Center joined FOX 2 to discuss what the genetic test entails.

For more information visit: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org

 

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