Mutations can be inherited from either parent and may be passed on to their children. Each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated gene from the parent who carries the mutation.
It’s important to know if your family is at risk—it could be life-changing.
Talking about cancer is never easy—it’s a process that requires patience and empathy. Sometimes it can be helpful to hear stories from those who have been tested. If you want to inform family members about their own risk, there are several things to keep in mind. Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) offers tips for talking to your family about hereditary cancers.Visit FORCE
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Provide a way for your family and friends to learn more about BRCA and how mutations can impact them. Print out the BRCA Guide and pass it along to those who are interested in learning more.