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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Portador de mutación

Mutation carrier (myoo-TAY-shun KAYR-ee-er)
A person who has a mutated (changed) copy of a gene. This change may cause a disease in that person or in his or her children.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.