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Can BRCA variants be passed down through families?

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Variants/Alternations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 are passed through families, so your result for this report may be relevant to your family members. Any female biological relatives like your mother, sisters, or female children, with a BRCA variant also would have an increased risk for breast, ovarian, and potentially certain other cancers. If any male members inherit this variant, they would have an increased risk for male breast cancer and potentially certain other cancers. [Disclaimer about ancestry testing and how clinical test is more accurate and informative and the need to work with genetic counsellor]
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