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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mirdula Sharma, MBBS [2] Soroush Seifirad, M.D.[3]

Overview

The cause of breast cancer is not yet known exactly, though many risk factors can increase the chance of developing breast cancer.

Causes

The cause of breast cancer is not yet known exactly, though many risk factors can increase the chance of developing breast cancer.[1] BRCA1 or BRCA2 tumor suppressor genes and less commonly PALB2, ATM or CHEK2 are among known genes that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, nevertheless none of the above mentioned genes can cause developing breast cancer.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Breast Cancer. American Cancer Society (2019) http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-what-causes Accessed on March 1 2019

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