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BRCA Breast Cancer Gene Doesn't Affect Survival

January 12, 2018, 10:15 am by WebMD

BRCA mutations are inherited and increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Between 45 percent and 90 percent of women with a BRCA mutation develop breast cancer, compared with about 12.5 percent of women in the general population.

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