Family history important link for breast cancer in younger women

I have just posted about breast cancer facts a month ago which every, especially, women should take note of. And now, here’s another newly published research results which showed that family history is an important link for breast cancer affecting young women, those who ages below 30 years.

Breast CancerBreast Cancer (image from everydayguide.com)

The study was conducted by a group of researchers from St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, UK wherein they studied 99 women and found out that from these individuals, 1/3 of them had a history of either breast or ovarian cancer or even both.

The gene responsible for the above mentioned cancer in women are BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene which are genetically passed from mother to offspring.

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