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What causes breast cancer?

Breast cancer is caused by damage to cells in the breast tissue. The exact causes of this damage aren't known, but the BRCA1, BRCA2 and TP53 genes are associated with a higher risk of developing the disease.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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