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Genetics and Breast Cancer

  • About Breast Cancer in Men
    Breast cancer in men is rare—less than 1 percent of all breast carcinomas occur in men.
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T)
    The risk for breast cancer may be increased for women who carry the A-T gene. Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare childhood disease that affects the nervous system and other body systems.
  • Breast Cancer—Understanding Genetic Testing
  • Genetics of Breast Cancer
    Detailed information on the genetics of breast cancer, including information on hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome, brca1, brca2, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, and ataxia telangiectasia
  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1/BRCA2)
    A woman with this syndrome may develop breast cancer before age 50 and is at higher risk for developing cancer in both breasts or in both the breasts and ovaries.
  • Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
    Li-Fraumeni syndrome raises the risk for breast cancer and many other types of cancer.
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
    People with this syndrome have dark moles around the mouth, nose, and eyes, as well as multiple polyps in the intestines.
  • Topic Index - Breast Health
    Detailed information on breast health, anatomy of the breast, breast development, breast cancer prevention, common breast conditions, and breast cancer in males and females