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General information for people with inherited mutations

Anyone can carry an in the gene. Mutations in this gene are associated with an increased risk for cancer.

There are guidelines for cancer screening for men with mutations. See our Risk Management section for more information.

People with an inherited mutation who have been diagnosed with cancer may qualify for specific treatments or clinical trials. Visit our Cancer Treatment section for more information.

The gene is located on chromosome 17. 

Last updated March 12, 2023

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FORCE offers many peer support programs for people with inherited mutations. 

updated: 08/06/2022