Spontaneous and therapeutic abortions and the risk of breast cancer among BRCA mutation carriers Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Abortion, Spontaneous
  • Abortion, Therapeutic
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Heterozygote Detection
  • Mutation

abstract

  • Carrying a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation is not a risk factor for spontaneous abortions and spontaneous abortions do not appear to influence the risk of breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. However, having two or more therapeutic abortions may be associated with a lowered risk of breast cancer among BRCA2 carriers.

authors

publication date

  • March 21, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1557713

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/bcr1387

PubMed ID

  • 16563180

Additional Document Info

start page

  • R15

volume

  • 8

number

  • 2