What is the BRCA Gene?

What is the BRCA Gene?

There are some women that are at the highest risk to develop breast cancer. These women tend to have a hereditary form of breast. The most common form of hereditary breast is that which involves the BRCA mutation. BRCA stand for the BReast CAncer gene. There are two BRCA mutations that have been identified. Theses gene are named BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. Women with the BRCA 1 or 2 gene mutation have a 50 – 87% risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. These women also have a 20 -45% chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime.

What Causes Breast Cancer?

There are some things that cause certain women to be more at risk for breast cancer than others. Some of the things we can change, such as exercising more, and others we cannot, such as our age. Find out what lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your risk of breast cancer.

Age and Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer risk increases with age, yet even women in their 20s and 30s have some risk of breast cancer. Find out more about breast risk for each stage of life.

What Does My Mammogram Result Mean?

It is not enough to know if you have a “negative” or “positive” mammogram result. You need to know you BIRADS score. In this episode, we will learn more about BIRADS scores and what this means for your risk of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

Learn about the symptoms of breast cancer and how you can find masses, as well as other changes, in your breast that may missed on mammogram.