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Genetics and Breast Cancer

  1. 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.

  2. Breast Cancer—Understanding Genetic Testing
  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

    Li-Fraumeni syndrome raises the risk for breast cancer and many other types of cancer.

  6. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

    People with this syndrome have dark moles around the mouth, nose, and eyes, as well as multiple polyps in the intestines.