Items Tagged ‘contralateral’

March 8th, 2016

Age of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Associated with Risk of Second Breast Cancer in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers


Among women with the BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutations, the age of diagnosis of breast cancer is strongly associated with their risk of developing a second breast cancer in their contralateral (opposite) breast. These results were recently published as a rapid communication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Individuals who have certain mutations referred to as […]

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