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CBS News reports a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which suggests women who breastfeed their infants and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have a recurrence of the cancer or to die from it than women who do not breastfeed. Researchers found that women with breast...
According to Reuters, a study published in JAMA Oncology found that women with a BRCA1 gene mutation who were diagnosed with breast cancer were 62% less likely to die from the cancer over the next 10 years if they had salpingo-oophorectomy soon after diagnosis. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations have up to...
According to The NY Times, a start up company called Color Genomics has developed a test on a saliva sample administered for only $249 that analyzes BRCA1, BRCA2 and 17 other cancer-risk genes. At one tenth the price of most other tests, this opens up the gates for many women to get tested who would not...