This year alone, breast cancer is estimated to be diagnosed in more than 252,000 women.
Of those 252,000 women, an estimated 12,600 to 25,200 have a BRCA mutation.
If you have a BRCA1 mutation, you have an estimated 72% chance of developing breast cancer by age 80. If you have a BRCA2 mutation, you have an estimated 69% chance of developing breast cancer by age 80.
If you have breast cancer and test positive for a BRCA mutation, your treatment options could potentially change. Here’s what you need to know: