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(BEE ARE SEE AY TWO or BRA-ka TWO)

A gene that normally helps to prevent cell growth, especially the growth of abnormal or defective cells. A person who inherits an abnormal version of BRCA2 has a higher risk of getting breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer.

Read more about genetics and breast cancer, or find out more about genetic testing.

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Audio contributed by: Tom Brokaw

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