Genetics not a factor in three out of four breast cancer cases

Genetics not a factor in three out of four breast cancer cases

Analysis of the breast screens of almost 20,000 Australian women over two decades shows 72% of women who got breast cancer had no family history of the disease.

The BreastScreen 2013 survey in Victoria, Australia found family history plays no role in breast cancer in three out of four women.

The findings contradict the popular belief that genetics plays a key role in determining which one in nine women will get breast cancer.

As reported by the Sunday Herald Sun on February 16, 2013.


 

Posted: Monday 25 February 2013

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