True or False: 10 Theories About Breast Cancer

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“Most Cases of Breast Cancer Are Hereditary"

FALSE: Only about 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are the result of inherited genetic mutations, and only about 20 to 30 percent of women with breast cancer have a family member with the disease. However, having one first-degree relative (mother, sister or daughter) with breast cancer doubles a woman's risk, and having two first-degree relatives triples her risk. (Source: The American Cancer Society)

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