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What is breast cancer?

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BRCA2, on chromosome 13, is one of the genes associated with hereditary breast cancer. Although gender, age and environmental effects are major risk factors for breast cancer, having a mutation in either the BRCA2 gene or BRCA1 gene (on chromosome 17) increases the risk.
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hereditary breast cancer,brca2 gene,risk factors for breast cancer,chromosome 13,breast cancer,gender age,mutation,genes
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