Women carrying the PALB2 gene mutation are at high risk of developing breast cancer.Women carrying the gene have an average 35% chance of developing breast cancer by aged 70. Studies have shown women with a strong family history and who also have the PALB2 gene mutation are even at a higher risk. Having the gene mutation does not mean you will definitely develop breast cancer but with rates of 35% and 58% on average hopefully people will be checked regularly, at least.
Now we just need to hope that Countries like Australia, stand up and take notice, and test women for this gene mutation as well as BRCA1 and BRCA2.
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