23 January 2010

Breast cancer and family history

As regular readers will know, I'm a skeptic when it come to family history and disease. Sometimes for those inclined to worry about such things knowledge of a family history of a disease can do more harm than the actual risk.

Now researchers at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit in Oxford have found that most women with a family history of breast cancer will never develop the disease. Most women who get breast cancer don’t have a close relative with breast cancer.

Read the press release at: www.healthy.net/scr/Article.aspx?Id=2899

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