Can man carry the BRCA gene for breast cancer?
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- Answered 13 Dec 2019 Conflict of interest declaration: None In short, yes! In this  NHS document they report that "man can also carry these genes" Another example, confirming the ability to carry the gene is from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which reports : "But many people mistakenly believe that BRCA is only a concern for women, even though men are just as likely as women to have a BRCA mutation. “Because men have a much lower risk than women of developing cancer due to a BRCA mutation, they are less likely to be tested for the mutation,” says Melanie Corbman, Genetic Counselor at our hospital in Philadelphia. “Men may have a BRCA mutation but never know it.” Learning about this genetic factor is important, for two reasons: Men are not only potential carriers who may pass the mutations onto their children, but BRCA mutations have also been linked to a higher incidence of some cancers in men." For more article, this  Google Scholar search should help. References 1) https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/leaflets/files/120417brca1brca2.pdf 2) https://www.cancercenter.com/community/blog/2017/06/what-does-a-brca-gene-mutation-mean-for-men 3) https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=brca+and+men&btnG=