One in 7 Caribbean-born women diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer had at least one inherited mutation that raised their risk

In a study of Caribbean women, the Bahamas had the highest proportion of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (23%). Barbados was second in the percentage of hereditary cancer at almost 18%, followed by Trinidad & Tobago (12%), Dominica (8.8%), Haiti (6.7%), and Cayman Islands (6.3%, and Jamaica ranking as the lowest (4.9%). All in all, …

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