New Breast Cancer Testing To Reduce Mastectomies

People participate in a QCS event to raise awareness of breast cancer

Prof Gareth Evans, who led the research into the test at Manchester University Foundation Trust, says women with a BRCA gene mutation possess a risk of breast cancer somewhere between 30% and 90%.

Approximately 550 women will die each year in CT from breast cancer. Similar to many other organizations, Palmetto Health Baptist Breast Center hosts a Walk for Life each year to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who have fallen because of breast cancer. They looked at samples from 60,000 women.

"It worries many women I think", said Missoula resident Camill Severti. More than 70% of the cases present in advanced stage accounting for poor survival and high mortality.

It is not only women who are suffering from breast cancer but men too need to be aware of breast cancer as they too are likely to suffer from the disease. The test will initially be available for patients having BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations, with a family history of breast cancer.

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For many patients, missed work meant missed income.

"Prior studies have shown that most of the women who had bilateral mastectomy could have chosen lumpectomy but chose the more aggressive surgery, often out of a desire to improve peace of mind".

After getting treatment, the cancer is now under control, the official said. It is the time to inform people about it and to educate them and tell them about its effects, prevention and treatment methods. Dr Vineeta Goel, associate director and head radiation oncology said that it is extremely important to raise awareness about avoidable cancer risks and the importance of early detection. All treatments are individualized for what that particular patient needs.

"This needs to change", Smith, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. "This study helps to quantify the impact of this decision on the employment and financial experiences of those women soon after diagnosis", said Dr. Jagsi.

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