4/12/2004

The group of women who carry the genetic mutation linked with a greater risk for breast cancer should receive breast cancer screenings at least twice a year, if not every four months, a new study says. Women carrying the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have a 60% to 85% risk of contracting breast cancer, and researchers say many already are in the advanced stages of breast cancer months before going for their annual screening.

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