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A study, published in Lancet Oncology, has demonstrated that prophylactic mastectomy reduces the breast cancer risk by 89.5 to 100 per cent, in women who carry the inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. ...


An analysis of 1,600 women with BRCA 1/2 mutations suggests that exposure to chest X-rays may increase the risk of breast cancer, and that exposure before the age of 20 may be linked to particularly h ...


The surgical removal of the ovaries has been widely adopted as a cancer-risk-reducing strategy for women with either BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. A new multicenter study led by researchers at Memorial Sl ...


Women with a deleterious gene mutation are diagnosed with breast carcinoma six years earlier than relatives of the previous generation who also had the disease and/or ovarian cancer.The findings, pres ...


A retrospective study has compared the survival rates of women with BRCA associated breast cancer who did and did not undergo mastectomy of the contralateral breast. A total of 390 women with a fam ...