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2008-11-17 13:33:23

A Canadian researcher has found that women with a family history of breast cancer can be at higher risk of the disease even if they are free of the most common breast cancer gene mutations.

2008-10-16 03:00:19

"Pre-vivors" -- women who have both breasts removed to avoid the possibility of getting breast cancer -- are on the rise, a U.S. surgeon says.

2008-09-19 12:00:10

AN "exciting" new test for hereditary breast cancer which costs as little as pounds 10 per patient could be available by next year, according to a leading cancer expert.

2008-09-17 16:51:10

An "exciting" test for hereditary breast cancer which costs as little as pounds 10 could be available by next year, according to a leading cancer expert Women being tested for cancer-causing mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 must undergo expensive full genetic sequencing, which can take up to 18 weeks.

2008-09-17 09:00:14

By CLAIRE HARRISON A woman who underwent a voluntary double mastectomy after losing her mother and sister to breast cancer today hailed news of a quicker and cheaper test for hereditary forms of the disease as "fantastic".

2006-06-26 18:24:30

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - X-rays may greatly raise the risk of breast cancer in women who are genetically susceptible to the disease, researchers reported on Monday.

2006-06-26 18:20:00

X-rays may greatly raise the risk of breast cancer in women who are genetically susceptible to the disease, researchers reported on Monday.

2006-06-19 19:26:24

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found another breast cancer gene that can greatly raise the risk of the disease in women of European heritage, according to a report published on Monday.

2006-05-23 17:10:58

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Detecting breast cancer with sensitive magnetic resonance imaging is expensive but worth it for women who carry a gene mutation that puts them at higher risk for the disease, a study said on Tuesday.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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