Over half of women have never heard of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, which leads to a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer, research has shown.
A survey carried out by Ovarian Cancer Action also found:
- Some 15% of women were nervous about talking about the heredity gene with their family.
- More than 60% said they are not aware of where to get more info about genetic testing.
- At least 63% haven't heard of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.
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