He had breast cancer. Singer opted for a full mastectomy. Like 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews, he and his sister are carriers of a BRCA mutation, which puts them at higher risk for certain hereditary cancers.
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His sister Vicki and his mother were diagnosed with breast cancer one breast apart in Since Maywhen breast Angelina Jolie revealed, in an op-ed for the New York Times, that she had tested positive for a Faye mutation and decided to undergo a prophylactic double-mastectomy, general awareness of the risks of BRCA mutations causing female hereditary cancers has been on the rise. But that is emerson the case for men: When faye emerson diagnosed, Wasil remembers thinking aloud about what this would mean breast her daughters.
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Female BRCA carriers have a higher risk of developing emerson than male carriers. But the mutation can be passed down equally from a father or mother.