Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women with approximately 230,000 cases diagnosed annually . Women in the United States have a 1 in 8 chance of developing the disease. While most cases of breast cancer do not have a strong familial component, it is estimated that approximately 5-10 % of cases of breast cancer are due to a known genetic factor . In women with a known BRCA 1 or 2 mutation, 40-66 % will eventually develop breast cancer (compared to 10-12 % in the general population) . In response, The American College of Medical Genetics published guidelines for genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer in 1999.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Management of the Patient at High Risk for Breast Cancer|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||1461458900, 9781461458906|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2013|
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