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Breast Cancer Genetics and Testing Directory

The BRCA genes are a known risk factor for breast cancer. In fact, a family history of breast cancer can indicate a 5-10% higher risk for women. Mutations in the genes increase risk of breast cancer even more. Screening is available to determine your genetic risk of breast cancer so that you can make informed decisions. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about breast cancer genes, genetic testing, recognizing your risk, and much more.

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