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Genetics

Source: http://www.breastcancer.org/risk/factors/genetics.jsp?gclid=CNa7utfCi6oC...
Date: 15 February 2011
About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child.
Genes are particles in cells, contained in chromosomes, and made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). DNA contains the instructions for building proteins. And proteins control the structure and function of all the cells that make up your body.

Genetic consultation / genetic counseling

Source:http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Causesriskfactors/Genetics/Cancergenetics/Geneticconsultation.aspx
A genetic consultation is a discussion with a person trained in genetics. A genetic counsellor or consultant will listen to your concerns and advise you on your risk of developing cancer.

Coping with a high risk of cancer in your family

Source: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Causesriskfactors/Genetics...
Due to your family history you may be told that your family probably carries a genetic mutation, which makes it more likely that you or other relatives might get cancer.
You might fall into any of the categories below.
• You might have had a gene test which found a mutation (positive result).
• You might have decided not to get yourself tested, but you have a strong family history which suggests a genetic cause for the cancers in your family.

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