Navigation Links
A Word Of Caution: Routine Screening For Breast Cancer Mutation Not Advisdable

In the first decision of its kind, an expert group in the US advises against routine screening for breast cancer genes.

It is known that mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes increase the risk of breast cancer. // But the United States Preventive Services Task Force now says that routine screening for the general population is not to be recommended. This is the first time the group has made a decision on genetic screening.

The experts say that screening should be confined to certain groups. These include those of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who have a first degree relative with breast or ovarian cancer and others who have two or more relatives who developed breast cancer aged under 50. Meanwhile, those who have three or more first or second degree relatives with breast cancer, regardless of age, also ought to be screened. There are other types of family history that also warrant screening and these are described in the Task Force's guidelines. In all, around two per cent of the female population in the US will have this kind of family history.

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Caution: Apricot Seeds May Be Poisonous
2. Caution:Tamiflu ‘tames’ flu but psychiatric side effects now reportd
3. Routine use of steroids can lead to death for patients with brain injury
4. Routine Dental Check-Ups Should Include Oral Cancer Screening
5. Researchers Warn That Routine Physical Examination Could Miss Breech Presentation
6. Incorporate Sleep Evaluation into Routine Medical Care
7. New Approach to Routine Prenatal Genetic Testing
8. Routine Oxygen Administration in Heart Attack Victims, Challenged
9. Osteoporosis to Be Detected During Routine Dental X-rays
10. Women Suggested to Consult Doctors Before Undergoing Routine Mammography
11. Screening device for ovarian cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... OR (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... http://www.foodsthathealdaily.com , http://www.wiredlifesolutions.com , “Computers are everywhere and they’re here ... Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America sponsored ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... that Aditya Patel M.D. has joined the revolutionary endoscopic practice under Dr. Datta. ... certification in Interventional Pain Medicine. The patented, revolutionary eDiscSculpt Technique created and used ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... From ... College of Urgent Care Medicine will host industry leaders for the annual spring ... help those in the industry adapt to the issues currently affecting urgent care ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... Bill Howe ... industry in the coastal communities. After Tina Howe joined the team, the Bill Howe ... employees, honest services at affordable rates, and giving back to the San Diego community ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... Manager for the North East region. Côté has 20+ years of experience within ... to Phytomer, Côté worked with an array of high-end cosmetic brands, retail brands ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... 24, 2017 SW Safety Solutions, Inc., the ... announces the release of the latest advancement in workplace ... example of leading edge nitrile glove technology features SW,s ... more tactile grip on wet and oily surfaces and ... TracTek and a suite of other advanced SW technologies, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced that it will be participating ... Conference at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, ... Biomet will present at 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time. ... accessed via Zimmer Biomet,s Investor Relations website at ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... BOSTON , April 20, 2017   ZappRx, Inc ... the specialty drug prescribing process, today announced it closed $25 ... Fund, a venture capital firm based in Seattle ... Qiming Venture Partners . The Series B round included ... A round in 2014, and GV (formerly Google ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: