Cancer test improves

9 October 2017

A genetic test that can more accurately predict how likely a woman is to develop breast cancer could soon be available to high-risk groups. Researchers believe it could help to reduce the number of women required to undergo a mastectomy by about a third. Many women who carry high-risk breast cancer genes have breast removal surgery. The blood or saliva test, developed by a team in Manchester, UK, looks at 18 genetic variations that are known to affect the chances of an individual developing breast cancer.

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