Inherited breast cancer in Nigerian women
Full article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6161833/
A new study shows that among Nigerian women, one in eight cases of breast cancer is due to an inherited mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2 or TP53. (12/5/18)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I am a Nigerian woman (or of Nigerian decent). Should I get genetic counseling and testing for BRCA1, BRCA2 or other high-risk cancer genes?
- I do not know if my relatives are from Nigeria. Should I still consider genetic counseling and testing?
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.