A family history of prostate cancer may increase women's risk for breast cancer Medical News Today

March 9, 2015 10:00 AM

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A family history of prostate cancer may increase women's risk for breast cancer Medical News Today

The research team, including Dr. Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, publishes its findings in the journal Cancer.

Breast cancer is estimated to affect approximately 1 in 8 women in the US at some point during their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, around 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the US this year, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease.

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