Breast & ovarian cancer inheritance risk explained
~12% of women in the general population will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives.
BRCA1 gene defect
55-65% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70 years.
BRCA2 gene defect
45% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70 years.
Research has shown that India has a three times higher incidence rate of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer compared to the West.* Studies conducted by Strand Life Sciences