Infographic: Breast Cancer and Genetics

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, but only 5-10 percent of breast cancer cases are hereditary. Of those cases, roughly 20-25 percent are linked to mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (BRCA stands for BReast CAncer susceptibility).

View the infographic below for more on the genetics of breast cancer.

For more information on breast cancer, visit the website for Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers Breast Oncology Program. More information on breast cancer genetics is available through the Dana-Farber Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

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4 comments

  1. Pam Newton says:

    What are the stats for triple negative breast cancer stage 2, negative genetic trsting?

    • Dana-Farber says:

      Dear Pam –

      Thank you for your comment and for visiting our blog. This infographic focused on the overall genetics of breast cancer, but I would recommend visiting our Breast Oncology Program website for more information.

      I hope this is helpful. Best wishes to you.

  2. Cheryl Donnelly says:

    Can you tell me more about her2 + stage 1 with mastectomy?lSeems like no one wants to talk about it.

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