Healthy Living: Stopping Breast Cancer

Last year, an estimated 2.3 million people were diagnosed with breast cancer.

Inherited gene mutations, known as BRCA 1-2, are found in about 5% of all breast cancer patients. A woman who tests positive for the BRCA 1-2 gene has a 60% to 70% chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. These patients are also 1.5 times more likely to have a recurrence of the cancer.

Researchers say the results of a stage three clinical trial may mean more options for these patients diagnosed at an early stage.

Andrea Ludema has more in today’s Healthy Living.

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