What is the risk for breast and ovarian cancer in individuals found to have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation?

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What is the risk for breast and ovarian cancer in individuals found to have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation?

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For women with a mutation in either BRCA1 or BRCA2, studies have shown the lifetime risk of breast cancer to range from 50 to 87 percent. The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer has been noted to range from 15 to 44 percent, depending on the specific mutation.

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