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New study identifies age at which those with BRCA gene mutations are most at risk

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with BRCA 1 and 2 mutations are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

The UK research found that the highest rates of breast cancer in women with the faulty BRCA1 gene were seen between the ages of 30 to 40. This peak occurred a decade later for those with a faulty BRCA2 gene.

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