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Screening for breast cancer should concern all women at some point in their life. In cases of a family history of breast cancer, an oncogenetic consultation may be offered. The identification of a genetic predisposition enables specific management strategies for the woman to be drawn up.
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A hereditary disease characterized by multiple ectodermal, mesodermal, and endodermal nevoid and neoplastic anomalies. Facial trichilemmomas and papillomatous papules of the oral mucosa are the most characteristic lesions. Individuals with this syndrome have a high risk of BREAST CANCER; THYROID CANCER; and ENDOMETRIAL CANCER. This syndrome is associated with mutations in the gene for PTEN PHOSPHATASE.
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