Medical Edge: Breast Cancer Gene

Posted at: 10/17/2013 6:46 PM
By: Kenny King

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It could be your mom, sister, aunt or best friend. One out of eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

A small subset of the women who get diagnosed have inherited an abnormal copy of a gene that runs in families and can greatly increase their risk of certain cancers.

One question these women and their families face is: should I get tested to find out if I have a genetic risk?

The answer is always a very personal one.