NHS England has launched a new service offering free BRCA genetic testing to people with a Jewish anstery.
People with altered BRCA 1 or BRCA2 genes have an increased risk of developing certain cancers, particularly breast cancer. Research has shown that people with Jewish ancestry are much more likely to have BRCA gene alternations.
Men can also get breast cancer. It’s rare, but around 370 are diagnosed with the disease every year in the UK. It’s important we the differences between breast cancer in men and women so we can find better ways to prevent and treat the disease.