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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLLJRaTuZtw 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.