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New Report Says Breast Cancer Could Occur At Younger Ages

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There is troubling information in new research about certain forms of cancer and women in the next generation.

It is a disturbing new report suggesting that if a woman develops BRCA-related breast cancer or ovarian cancer at a certain age, female relatives in the next generation could develop the disease nearly eight years earlier.

This is a very important report because what it is suggesting is something in the environment, or some sort of change, is causing these cancers to occur earlier in women.

The reason why this is also important is we’re talking about the importance of screening and early detection. This means that we should be testing women at risk at earlier ages.

There are two problems here. First of all, to figure out why it’s occurring earlier, and secondly, to make sure that we begin our screening and our evaluations quicker then we have in the past.

Reported by Dr. Brian McDonough, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • bottomline

    There is no doubt in my mind, and others too, that the dramatic increase in breast and lung cancers after the World War 2 was caused by the radiation from atomic bomb testing after the 1945 atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. However, cigarettes were blamed for the lung cancer.
    I suspect the 24/7 radiation from those communications satellites, is now, and will be causing cancer too. If this is so, it may take as long as 35 years for the cancer to develop, therefore, how does one conclusively tell what caused the cancer? And then it would be too late anyway. We do know cancer from cell phones is considered a real threat.

  • kate

    my mother had the cancer at 76 i had it at 49 i worry about my daughter and when she should start to be tested, she was told at 40
    is that early enough — now i have a grand daughter to worry about
    it is 2011 we should have a cure by now–

  • Philip W Chao

    you can test for the BRCA gene with just some cells from your mouth. Your insurance will cover this if you have a sibling with a known BRCA gene mutation

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