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What is hereditary breast cancer risk?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Certain genetic

Risks, brca 1 & 2, are known, other are not, but familial clusters (mother, aunt sister) point to risk but the actual cause and function of the genetics are mysterious.
We humans have a hard time with "risk". Some with no risk delvelop a cancer; others with high risk do not. The statistical facts work epidemiologicallyfor populations, but are not informative for an individual. They do cause worr.

In brief: Certain genetic

Risks, brca 1 & 2, are known, other are not, but familial clusters (mother, aunt sister) point to risk but the actual cause and function of the genetics are mysterious.
We humans have a hard time with "risk". Some with no risk delvelop a cancer; others with high risk do not. The statistical facts work epidemiologicallyfor populations, but are not informative for an individual. They do cause worr.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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