Mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 may increase risk for endometrial cancer
Full article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8418438/
A Dutch study added further evidence that women with a BRCA1 mutation may have an elevated risk for endometrial cancer. The study found that the endometrial cancer in women with either a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation was more likely to be an aggressive form of cancer associated with a poor outcomes. (posted 11/30/21)
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Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- How can I reduce my risk of endometrial cancer?
- What are the signs of endometrial cancer?
- I have a personal history of breast or ovarian cancer. Am I at greater risk for endometrial cancer?
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- I have an inherited BRCA mutation. Should I be screened for endometrial cancer?
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