Hereditary Genetic Mutations and Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) have created this private group for individuals and family members affected by genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer. 

Approximately 5 to 10 per cent of breast cancers occur in women whose families have a mutation in genes specifically related to breast cancer. These faulty genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, can be passed on through generations of families on both the mother’s and the father’s side. Other inherited gene mutations include PALB2, TP53, CHEK2, ATM, CDH1, RAD51C, NF1, PTEN and STK11.

You may have arrived here as you and/or your family members have been affected by the a genetic mutation and you want to seek peer to peer support from other people also navigating this diagnosis. 

You can find more important information regarding family history and genetics related to breast cancer below:
The information and discussions in this private group are personal opinion and lived-experience, and should not be considered medical advice. You should seek medical advice by the qualified health professionals in your treating team.

If you seek further support, please do not hesitate to contact the BCNA Helpline Team 1800 500 258 or email [email protected]
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