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Breast cancer

07 July 2010

Breast cancer gene ups men's risk

A faulty gene that greatly increases a woman's risk of breast cancer also boosts a man's risk for the disease, a new study finds.

A faulty gene that greatly increases a woman's risk of breast cancer also boosts a man's risk for the disease, a new study finds.

British researchers analysed data from 321 families with a faulty BRCA2 gene. They found that 20 men in the families had developed breast cancer between the ages of 29 and 79.

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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