Category Archives: Breast Cancer

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Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer

Screening for breast cancer is an important part of preventative healthcare. Usually, these screenings do not occur until a woman reaches her forties. However, there are circumstances that merit earlier detection. Women who have had multiple family members diagnosed with breast cancer at young ages are encouraged to have screenings earlier. Breast cancer can be inherited,… Read More »

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Offers Many Activities

Held each October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a global health movement aimed at increasing awareness of the disease, as well as raising money for research, diagnosis, treatment, an eventual cure, and overall prevention. The annual movement also provides helpful information and an abundance of support to women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.… Read More »

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Breast Cancer Risk Using a Blood Test?

Researchers have recently identified a method of detecting whether or not a woman is at risk for breast cancer using a simple blood test. About 10% of breast cancers are due to mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are inherited from our parents.  Scientists have discovered that women who had been diagnosed with… Read More »