Mum makes heartfelt appeal to people with family history of cancer after double mastectomy

Mum makes heartfelt appeal to people with family history of cancer after double mastectomy
 

Women are dying from breast and ovarian cancer due to a lack of testing for a gene that increases the risk of getting these diseases.
A report by the Ovarian Cancer Action charity has found the NHS are missing the opportunity to use the BRCA method as a cancer prevention strategy.
Of those diagnosed with ovarian cancer, only 29 per cent are offered BRCA (Breast Cancer susceptibility) testing, which could inform their treatment and enable them to warn other family members who may also be at risk from the faulty gene.
About 15 per cent of cases of ovarian cancer are linked to BRCA, which... read more

 
19 October 2017 in Health, Views: 55
Source: Daily Record
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