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BARD1 Gene Mutations

Learn about the cancer risks and medical options for people with inherited BARD1 mutations.

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Information for People with an Inherited Mutation

Mutations in the gene have been linked to increased risk for breast cancer in women (people assigned female at birth). Currently, it is not believed that mutations increase the risk for other cancers, but research on this is continuing. There are guidelines for breast cancer screening for wome with a  mutation. 

People with a  mutation who have been diagnosed with some types of cancer may qualify for specific treatments or clinical trials using targeted therapies. 

Each of these topics is outlined in more detail in the sections highlighted below. 

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Cancer Risks

Cancer risk estimates are updated based on the latest research. Read about the lifetime risk for cancer in people with inherited mutations. 

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Risk Management Options

Read about the latest expert guidelines for cancer screening and prevention for people with a mutation. 

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Cancer Treatment Options

People who test positive for a mutation may have additional treatment or clinical trial options available to them. 

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Last updated June 25, 2024