A Family Affair: Hereditary Breast Cancer and You

As someone with a history of breast cancer, you may worry your genes played a part in the disease, and if they did, what it might mean for the future health of you or your family members. While only 5-10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary – caused by abnormal genes passed from mother or father to child – there is a lot to understand about the role genes play in your health, breast cancer risk and treatment options. Most hereditary breast cancers are related to mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, but more gene mutations are being studied every day.

Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to learn about hereditary breast cancer, who it affects, how it connects to certain subtypes, like triple-negative disease, genetic testing and what to do if you have a family history of cancer. Our panelists will discuss the decision to be tested or not and how to start the conversation with your providers and family members.

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