Researchers Discover Surprising Genetic Link Between Breast Cancer & Salivary Gland Cancer

Medical research experts at The James have discovered a surprising link between breast cancer and salivary gland cancer: a new study suggests that those who carry mutated BRCA genes (which are associated with high breast cancer risks) are 17 times more likely to get salivary cancer than those who don’t carry the genes.

While the findings are preliminary and The James is doing further research, these experts tell us it’s a good idea for patients with the BRCA gene mutation to know about the newly found link so they can get the genetic counseling and testing they might need and their doctors can screen them for this cancer.