Among the many misunderstood, over-simplified genetic cancer stories, BRCA gene mutations stand out.
We all carry copies of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and thankfully so, given that the BRCA genes are tumor suppressor genes. It is when there is a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes that the risk of developing breast cancer (and other cancers) increases.
Our cells and our DNA (including mutated BRCA genes) are in constant communication with our internal and external environment. Both our internal and external environments are awash in chemicals, among them aldehydes, found in everything from particle board furniture and building supplies, to car exhaust, perfumes, shampoo, and alcohol.
New research findings indicate that it may be “aldehyde exposure that triggers cancer susceptibility in people who inherit one faulty copy of the BRCA2 gene.”
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