Posts Tagged ‘risk’

Not everyone wants to undergo BRCA testing because they worry the possibility of bad news. But for me, I figure there is only the chance of good news. When my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, I begun to wonder about my own risks. When my grandmother was diagnosed, I was concerned about the risks […]


Found an article from last year’s U.S. News and World Report called BRCA Mutations Don’t Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally. This was the topic of my post on Risk Diversity. Happy to see there is some mainstream news on it, but as the researcher quoted in the article notes: “To some extent, people have traditionally […]


Risk Diversity

20Dec09

I have referred to different risks for the different positions of BRCA2 mutations, but I haven’t explained where I got this idea. It’s comes from a 2004 study done by Polish, Canadian, and American researchers. The study looked at cancer cases in 440 families with BRCA2 mutations. It finds further evidence of the Ovarian Cancer […]