About 12 percent of all women will get breast cancer, but 60 percent of BRCA positive women will. Having a harmful BRCA 1 or 2 mutation increases your chances of getting breast cancer by five times.
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Having the BRCA1 genetic mutation meant my chances of getting breast cancer were above 80 percent over my lifetime. The more that I learned, the less crazy a double mastectomy sounded.
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