Monday, February 20, 2006

Non-BRCA hereditary breast cancer linked to new cancers

EaurekaAlter, February 13, 2006
The risk for a new cancer in the unaffected breast substantially increases in women diagnosed with unilateral, hereditary (non-BRCA) breast cancer, according to a new study published in the March 15, 2006 issue of CANCER. The study reveals women under 50 diagnosed with hereditary (non-BRCA) breast cancer are at significantly greater risk for developing cancer in the other breast, also known as contralateral breast cancer (CBC). Adjuvant hormonal therapy, however, reduces CBC risk. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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