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Men and Hereditary Gene Mutations

Can you be a man and have or pass down the BRCA (BReast CAncer) gene mutation? The quick answer is YES! So what does this mean exactly if you’re a guy? Take the time to learn more, it could save many lives! Men with BRCA - What is the BRCA gene mutation? EVERYONE has BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These genes help repair damage to the DNA within cells. However, some individuals inherit a mutation in one of their BRCA genes, which increases their risk for certain cancers, including breast (female and male), ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancers, as well as melanoma. Those who test positive for a gene mutation have options available to lower and manage their cancer risks. Men who carry BRCA1 or BRC

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