Gene Test Will Narrow Down Breast Cancer Risks, Scientists Say

Breast cancer awareness

A woman in the US has a 12.4 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Currently, there is no cure for the disease.

Although age and being female are the two highest risk factors associated with breast cancer, men also can develop breast cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but it affects less than one percent of the male population. Continued research and improved medical treatments have certainly contributed to that decline, but so have increased awareness and early detection. Mammograms help catch these cancers at a very early stage when they are not palpable.

Let's us spread awareness and information about the second most common cancer found in women.

By amalgamating the results of the test with data on breast density, the age a woman bears children or attains puberty women are portioned change of developing breast cancer within preceding ten years and throughout their life.

"Our hope is to find a biomarker that would help us diagnose breast cancer quickly and easily".

"Larger studies are needed but this work is a solid first step in better understanding the significant role of bacterial imbalances in breast cancer", said Grobmyer, also the director of Breast Services at Cleveland Clinic. A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening and the treatment gruelling. Nationwide, breast cancer causes 1 in 31 female deaths every year.

Breast cancer today is NOT the same disease it was 30 years ago. As a cancer survivor, she said health and personal wellness are especially important to her. There's federal and state legislation in about 29 states now, which is really educating women who know about their dense breast tissue. But some risk still remains, since even a mastectomy can't remove all breast tissue.

Stewart said you should get a mammogram at age 40 and then every year after that, because early detection is key. With vision impairment, women were 47 percent less likely to get breast screenings. This means the disparities might be more pronounced in the general population than in the study group, the authors note.

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