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Another breast cancer gene; what you need to know

Another breast cancer gene; what you need to know The NY Times just reported on a third gene that is common with those who have contracted breast cancer. The most well known ones are BRAC1 and BRAC2. The new gene, PALB2, can increase your risk for contracting the disease about 35%. While nobody really knows what triggers any of these genes, statistics show that those of us who have the gene are at higher risk. The problem with risk is that it is a maybe, and the higher the maybe number, the more likely you may contract the disease. Now Read More »