Inherited Mutations in BRCA Genes May Affect Endometrial Cancer Risk

Advocacy Groups | <b>FORCE</b>

The risks for breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers are elevated among people with inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

The risks for breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers are elevated among people with inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

A new Dutch study shows that women with a BRCA1 mutation also have an increased risk of endometrial cancer, while women with a BRCA2 mutation have a risk similar to those without a mutation.

Additionally, people with a BRCA mutation in this study were more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of endometrial cancer associated with poor outcomes. Read more about this study in our XRAY review on the topic.

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