What does BRCA stand for in medical terms?

What does it mean when hospitals, doctors, or medical documents are referring to BRCA?

BRCA stands for:

Breast Cancer Gene

Breast Cancer Gene (BRCA) is a gene that may increase the risk for breast or ovarian cancer.

Note that sometimes abbreviations and acronyms have several meanings. BRCA may mean something different in your context.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything regarding your health and treatment, you should talk to your doctor.

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