Now many women who carry high-risk breast cancer genes choose to have breast removal surgery in order to reduce their risk of developing the disease. "That's the difference between mastectomy, lumpectomy, the difference between chemotherapy or no chemotherapy".
For more than four decades, cervical cancer was considered as one of the leading causes of death in India.
Lester Barr, of the Prevent Breast Cancer charity, which partly funded the research, said: "With more accurate genetic testing, we can better predict a woman's risk of developing the disease and therefore offer the appropriate advice. rather than a 'one size fits all" approach. They looked at samples from 60,000 women.
"We know that numerous women who are receiving (double) mastectomy do not have advanced tumors that require mastectomy even on the affected side", said lead study author Dr. Reshma Jagsi of the University of MI in Ann Arbor. More than 70% of the cases present in advanced stage accounting for poor survival and high mortality.
"Many of the women who are considering more aggressive surgery tell me that they are considering this because they want to make sure they will be there for those who depend on them, both at home and at work", Jagsi said by email. On these grounds, researchers have been looking forward to promoting the usage of this test among women to raise the awareness levels regarding the prospects of developing breast cancer.
A new study tracked about a thousand breast cancer patients who had jobs before their diagnosis. "It is wonderful the power and the strength that women will find during their journey down a terrible path they have to take, but I just see so many people come out on the other end and they are strong, and they have defeated this darn disease and they then are able to help other people".More news: Bigg Boss: Evicted contestant files police complaint against host Salman Khan
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Becky Measures, who had a mastectomy at Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital, said: 'When they find that they have the BRCA1/2 gene many women fear that they have to take action immediately.
After getting treatment, the cancer is now under control, the official said.
Experts say women may want to consider how a treatment might impact their employment and finances. All treatments are individualized for what that particular patient needs.
When people age, the risk of cancer too increases.
"This needs to change", Smith, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email.