Inherited breast cancer showing up in younger women
A new study suggests breast cancer may be showing up earlier in women who have a family history of the illness.
Doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas looked at women who developed breast cancer linked to the genetic mutation BRCA. They found if a woman develops breast cancer, her daughters and nieces may get the disease six to eight years earlier than she did.
Scientists note their a number of other factors, including better screening could be at play.
However, they also note it's important to screen for breast cancer at a younger age, if you have an older relative who developed the illness.
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