Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

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As Breast Cancer Awareness Month events begin, including the annual pink out on the 100 Block and businesses across Council Bluffs, it's good to know the continued fight against the disease has some victories. Over a span of almost 25 years, the risk of death from breast cancer dropped 38 percent, says the American Cancer Society. The partnership aims at enhancing cancer treatment facilities in the country, through the establishment of Myanmar's first ever clinic for breast cancer treatment.

That's why I have emailed my local MP asking them to take action to ensure that Breast Cancer Now can achieve its vision that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in USA women and the second-leading cause of death after lung cancer.

Women have a 12 percent chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and a 1 or 2 percent chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

That could be particularly beneficial to BRCA mutation carriers, who are also at increased risk of ovarian cancer. Ram said that more than 60 per cent of breast cancers in India present in the advanced stages and hence death rate from breast cancer is also very high.


The Greene Turtle is partnering with the Columbia, Md. -based American Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity which partners with medical clinics across the nation to provide uninsured and underserved individuals with educational resources, access and financial assistance to aid in early detection, treatment and survival of breast cancer.

Breast cancer "conquerors" and their families in addition to large number of students from old city participated in the run, expressing solidarity with the Pink Ribbon campaign. Some have celebrated their victory over breast cancer.

The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk.

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