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Women who believe they have a higher risk should have the breast cancer gene testing. In order for a woman to consider her case of breast cancer to be hereditary, she must contain either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation in her genetic make up. Hundreds of mutations have been found in both genes and almost all of the mutations identified are primitive mutations found in only a single family. Most of the mutations result in a miss-formed protein product; thus the nature of these mutations is easily interpreted. Two successive acquired mutations occurring in a single cell are necessary for the development of cancer.
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It’s malignant foundation causes it to also conquer surrounding tissues if left untreated. The proximity of breasts to the heart and lungs is the predominant cause of the fatalities associated with breast cancer. It is informaly hereditary, as your risk of developing cancer is doubled by the rampancy of the genetic mutation in your family. Most breast lumps are benign but it is in your best interest to be biopsied to prove otherwise. The female breast is made up of primarily milk producing glands known as lobules, small tubes that carry the milk to the nipple from the lobules called ducts, and stroma, the fatty connective tissue surrounding the ducts, lobules, and blood and lymphatic vessels.