• Medicine
  • Published 2004

Environmental variables and family history of breast cancer

  title={Environmental variables and family history of breast cancer},
  author={Chris Bajdik and Raymond Fang and Pierre Band and Nhu Da Le and Rick Gallagher},
1088 Background: Women with a family history are at twice the risk of developing breast cancer than are women in the general population. The family history might be caused by genetic or environmental variables, or it might occur by chance. Germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 account for about half of familial breast cancer cases. Some authors have proposed that there are other, yet unknown, forms of genetic susceptibility to explain many of the remaining family histories. Indeed, no one has… CONTINUE READING

Topics from this paper.