BRCA1 & BRCA2: Is a Preventive Mastectomy for Me?

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that naturally produce tumor suppressor proteins that help repair damaged DNA. These genes play an important role in stabilizing each cell’s genetic material. When either gene is mutated (altered), DNA damage may not be repaired properly which can increase the risk of female breast and ovarian cancers. What to … Continued