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What is hereditary breast cancer called?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: BRCA-1 & BRCA-2 gene

Hereditary mutations in either brca-1 or brca-2 genes predispose carriers to developing breast cancers usually at an early age.
Other cancers like ovarian cancer can also occur commonly even in the same patient.

In brief: BRCA-1 & BRCA-2 gene

Hereditary mutations in either brca-1 or brca-2 genes predispose carriers to developing breast cancers usually at an early age.
Other cancers like ovarian cancer can also occur commonly even in the same patient.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: HBOC

Hboc=hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, which is due to a mutation in the brca1 or 2 gene.
There are other inherited cancer syndromes that increase the risk of breast cancer. These include cowden's, li-fraumeni, lynch, peutz-jeghers, and hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome. But 85% of breast cancer just happens, unrelated to any of these inherited syndromes.

In brief: HBOC

Hboc=hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, which is due to a mutation in the brca1 or 2 gene.
There are other inherited cancer syndromes that increase the risk of breast cancer. These include cowden's, li-fraumeni, lynch, peutz-jeghers, and hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome. But 85% of breast cancer just happens, unrelated to any of these inherited syndromes.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: No specific name

About 3% of the breast cancers are due to inherited anomalies.
These are due to many different dna changes. The more commonly known breast cancer genes are brca 1 and brca 2.

In brief: No specific name

About 3% of the breast cancers are due to inherited anomalies.
These are due to many different dna changes. The more commonly known breast cancer genes are brca 1 and brca 2.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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