A 31-year-old member asked:
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i was wondering is breast cancer a gene or chromosomal disorder?

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes and No: I think you are really asking if breast cancer is hereditary, meaning is it past from a parent it is possible to inherit a predisposition to breast cancer. There are a few genes known to cause this like brca 1 ; 2 and tests can be done for them. On the other hand all breast cancers have genetic abnormalities. These changes however were not inherited but happened in the patient.
Answered on Mar 25, 2014

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