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What is the risk for breast cancer in men with a BRCA gene mutation?

The risk for breast cancer in men with a BRCA gene mutation is significantly increased. This is especially true for men with mutations of the BRCA2 gene. It is estimated that male carriers of a BRCA2 gene mutation have a 6 percent life time risk of breast cancer. BRCA gene mutations can lead to increased risk of other cancers as well.

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