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Paternal health not considered in breast cancer

25th October 2010

A study published in Lancet Oncology has suggested that women at risk of breast cancer miss out on tests and early diagnosis because their father's family's health history is disregarded.

Researchers say that women were more likely to report a history of the disease on their mother's side and the UK charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer also acknowledged that a father's history was "often overlooked". It is believed that between 5% and 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are the result of a genetic inheritance.

 

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Article Information

Title: Paternal health not considered in breast cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 16490
Date Added: 25th Oct 2010

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