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Genetics: Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1/BRCA2)
A woman with this syndrome may develop breast cancer before age 50 and is at higher risk for developing cancer in both breasts or in both the breasts and ovaries.

Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
People with this syndrome have dark moles around the mouth, nose, and eyes, as well as multiple polyps in the intestines.

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
Li-Fraumeni syndrome raises the risk for breast cancer and many other types of cancer.

Ovarian Cancer as Part of Lynch Syndrome
A woman with this type of hereditary colon cancer is at increased risk for ovarian cancer.