Experts: BRCA genes elevate cancer risk in men

12/16/2007 | Boston Herald

Men whose female relatives tested positive for BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 genes that raise breast cancer risk are often unaware that their odds of developing breast, prostate, pancreatic and skin cancer are higher, a U.S. study found. Health care providers are encouraging such men to undergo genetic testing to reveal their risk and the potential risk for their children.

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