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Breast cancer

07 April 2010

Mutation quadruples repeat breast cancer risk

Younger breast cancer patients who have a mutation in the well-known BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are four times as likely to get cancer in the other breast as most patients, researchers reported on Monday.

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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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