An international team of researchers has used a new scientific method to discover at least 12 new genes that influence the risk of developing breast cancer.
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second-most-common cause of death from cancer.
Despite the disease being common, different people have very different chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Working out this chance for each person guides who will benefit most from ways to reduce risk. These can involve changes in diet and exercise, preventive medications, or even surgery in high-risk cases.
The online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean. Their comments also reveal a number of misconceptions about the new screening program, which will now be rolled out in December […]