Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Breast cancer family history may miss father's side

Doctors taking a family history while screening for breast cancer should ask more questions about the father's relatives, say researchers who suspect cases on the paternal side are under-reported. Statistically, a population of women should show equal numbers of relatives with breast cancer on the maternal and paternal side of the family. But a recent survey of information on 800 U.S. women showed that 16 per cent of them reported a relative on the maternal side with breast cancer, compared with only 10 per cent on the paternal side. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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