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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|10/3/2010||My mother is 80 yrs old, BRCA1 positive, and no history of cancer. I tested negative for BRCA 1 and 2 also no history of cancer. I think my brother should get BRCA tested for himself and for the sake of his daughter who is 25. My mother says not to worry him. Do you think I'm out of line mentioning this to my brother and/or niece? Just wanted your opinion. Thanks for all your help.|
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|10/3/2010||it is important for him to consider testing, especially given he has a daughter. men who carry a BRCA gene have a 6% risk of getting breast cancer; but women have up to an 80% risk. 50% if the next generation end up carrying the gene. talk to him about it. makes sense to pursue it.|
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