Mutation Flowchart
Mutation Flowchart

If one parent has a BRCA mutation, each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutation.

How Are BRCA
Mutations Inherited?

Mutations can be hereditary, meaning they are passed on from a parent to their children. Each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated gene from the parent who carries the mutation.

Detecting a BRCA mutation could help inform other members of your family that they may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers and make informed decisions about their health.

What if You Have an Inherited BRCA Mutation?

It’s important to know if your family has a history of BRCA
mutations so that you and your family can take action.

Inform Mutation Risk
Inform Mutation Risk

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How Should You Inform Your Family About Their Risk?

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) offers tips for talking to your family about hereditary cancers.

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Talk to your doctor or a genetic counselor if you’re concerned
about your family’s risk.