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Hope in breast cancer battle.

A METHOD of predicting a woman's risk of breast cancer which is said to be the most comprehensive yet has been unveiled by scientists.

By analysing hundreds of genetic markers and lifestyle factors together, the potentially 'gamechanging' innovation aims to help doctors identify patients at the highest risk and lowest risk of developing the disease.

Those who are considered to be more likely to develop breast cancer can then be given preventative treatments or offered more screening.

Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease in the UK, with nearly 55,000 women diagnosed every year.

Led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, the risk factor study has produced an online calculator for GPs to use in their surgeries that is currently undergoing testing.

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Jan 16, 2019
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