Hereditary Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Am I at Risk? BRAC1 and BRCA2 are genes we carry in every cell of our bodies, and they usually protect cells from becoming cancerous. So the question is not do you have BRCA 1 or 2 gene but if you have a mistake or a mutation in one of those genes. The American Cancer Society shared this video in 2014, where cancer genetic counselor Dr. Cecelia Bellcross explains what it means to carry a mutation in one of those genes, she talks about hereditary breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and the risks for women who carry the BRCA 1 or 2 mutation.

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