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Men with Mutations

Learn more about how HBOC affects members of specific populations.

Overview

Like women, men can inherit BRCA mutations. Men who inherit a BRCA mutation have an increased lifetime risk for certain cancers which is higher than the average man, but not as high as women with mutations. Men with BRCA mutations can pass their mutation on to sons or daughters. Each child has a 50% chance of inheriting their father's mutation. 

You can help scientists learn more about cancer risks in men with BRCA mutations by taking our needs assessment and research feasibility survey.  

Men who are concerned that the cancer in their family may be hereditary should consult with a genetics expert. Visit our page on finding a genetics expert to locate a specialist near you.