Thursday, March 30, 2006

No Breast Cancer risk after Mammography

Mammogram Radiation Does Not Raise Risk of Cancer in BRCA Mutation Carriers
"Exposure to radiation through screening mammography does not contribute substantially to the burden of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, even when screening begins at an early age, investigators report in The Lancet Oncology, published online on March 22. Because BRCA mutations disrupt the repair of DNA damage, it was feared that DNA-damaging radiation from mammography would increase these patients' risk."
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