Genetic Test Would Lower the Risk Of Breast Cancer

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Zerorez finds it important to take part in a good cause and encourage discussion about breast cancer.

Researchers from Manchester said that the test could narrow the risks and reduce the number of women who undergo surgery to remove their breasts, the BBC reports.

There are biological differences between the kinds of breast cancer that women of different races tend to get. It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the USA, after lung cancer; 40,610 women in the US are expected to die from this disease in 2017.

"You are helping the American cancer society fund groundbreaking research and comprehensive services and support right here in the Capital Region", Chris Falzarano, of the American Cancer Society, said. Even though breast cancer affects men as well, less than 1% of all breast cancer develops in males. However, the most significant risk factors are being a woman and age.

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The study suggested the number of women with BRCA1 and 2 mutations who now choose to have a mastectomy could reduce by a third - from 50% to about 36%.

The campaign has been raising money for Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer for 21 years, with an aim to improve care, support and information for anyone affected by the disease. Most people that see a pink ribbon or nearly anything pink this month will recognize it signifies breast cancer awareness.

Mr Balfour said: "Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland - unfortunately most people know of someone affected by this bad disease".

More than 15,000 people will be at Washington Park to spread messages of hope and victory of cancer.

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