Big, Bad, Genes

What’s the deal with those genes?

Research shows the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes may not be the only ones to blame in early breast cancer diagnoses. In fact, research now shows the PALB2 gene is not only capable of the same breast cancer-causing mutations, but it is one of the most danger genes of this type.

Women with a PALB2 mutation are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer by age 50 and 35% more likely to develop breast cancer by age 70.

 

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