Thursday, May 26, 2016

Even People With Breast Cancer Risk Genes Can Lower Risk

May 26, 216

Even people who carry genetic changes that put them at higher-than-average risk of breast cancer can lower that risk — sometimes by a lot, researchers said Thursday.

They predict that close to 30 percent of breast cancer cases among white women could be prevented if all the women did just four things: avoided smoking, drank very little alcohol, kept a healthy body weight and skipped hormone replacement therapy.


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