Black women are more likely to have disease-causing variants (mutations) in BRCA. The American College of Radiology recommends Black women be evaluated in a high-risk program by age 30, even in the absence of family history . Further, it is more important for Black women and Hispanic women to start screening at least by age 40 as peak breast cancer incidence occurs in the mid 40s, compared to peak in the early 50s for Caucasian women .
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