Breast Cancer Risk Factors You Cannot Change | Genetic Risk Factors - genes that cause breast cancer

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Other Breast Cancer Genes - National Breast Cancer Foundation genes that cause breast cancer


About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. Most inherited cases of breast cancer.

About 5% to 10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning that they result directly from gene changes (mutations) passed.

A small percentage of all breast cancers cluster in families. These cancers are described as hereditary and are associated with inherited gene.