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A 27-year-old female asked:

My mom has had breast cancer 3 times and was first diagnosed at 37. she got it again after total mastectomy. she is neg for the gene, am i neg too?

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Probably. . .: "The Gene" that everyone thinks of with Breast Cancer is the BRCA gene. If she doesn't have that gene, then you cannot inherit it from her. But unfortunately there are many genes linked with breast cancer now, and you may want to go with your mother to a genetic counselor to discuss her testing options. Also, you can visit www.getcolor.com to learn more about gene testing.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2016

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