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9 Facts About the BRAF Gene Mutation

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Everyone Has the BRAF Gene


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There Are 30 Mutations of the BRAF Gene Related to Cancers


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Not All Melanomas Have BRAF Gene Mutations


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Treatment May Be Different for Those With BRAF Mutations


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Another Gene, MEK, May Also Be Part of the Mix


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Determination of BRAF Mutation Comes From a Biopsy


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You Don’t Necessarily Get it From Your Parents, and You May Not Pass it on


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The BRAF Mutation May Play a Role in Other Cancers


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Clinical Trials Are an Option


Elizabeth Millard

Elizabeth Millard

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Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Her articles have appeared in SELF, Men’s Health, CNN, MyFitnessPal, and WebMD, and she has worked on patient education materials for Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group. She’s also a registered yoga teacher and organic farmer.