Breast Cancer Awareness-Your Family History Matters
Ashkenazi Jews Take notice!
It is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that Ashkenzai Jews face a 1 in 40 chance of having a BRCA mutation, which increases their lifetime risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer up to 84 percent. a BRCA mutation – inherited genetic flaws that cause predispositions to breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer, among others. They are 10 times more prevalent among Ashkenazi Jews than in the general population.
Take the time to find out your family history both on the maternal and paternal side of your family.
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