Navigation Links
Chest X-Rays Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Chest X-rays of women with high-risk genes could increase their chances of breast cancer, a study says.

Researchers led by David Goldgar // at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France analysed 1,600 women. He found that women with BRCA1 and 2 (breast cancer susceptibility genes) mutations who had undergone a chest X-ray were 54 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had never undergone the procedure.

Women who were exposed to X-rays before age 20 had a 2.5-fold increased risk of developing the disease before age 40, compared with women who had never been exposed, reported the online edition of BBC News.

Goldgar said BRCA proteins played a key role in repairing damage in breast cells.

X-rays emit ionizing radiation. Excessive radiation exposure was an established risk factor for breast cancer but there was little research into the effects of lower doses, he said.

It is one of the first studies to demonstrate that women genetically predisposed to breast cancer may be more susceptible to low-dose ionizing radiation than other women, Goldgar said.

"If confirmed in prospective studies, young women who are members of families known to have BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations may wish to consider alternatives to X-ray, such as MRI," he said.

(Source: IANS News)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. The Best Way To Relieve Chest Pain
3. The Options For Relieving Chest Pain In the Elderly Questioned
4. The Link Between Migraines And Chest Pain
5. Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief
6. Arjun Singh In Hospital After Chest Pains
7. Freedom Fighter And Orissa Congress Leader Dies Of Chest Pain
8. Non-Cardiac Chest Pain Can Be Treated By Hypnotherapy
9. Arrow Embedded In Tribal’s Chest For Two Weeks Surgically Remove
10. Nutrition Increases Chest Circumference among Chinese Women
11. Manual vs. Automated Chest Compression After Cardiac Arrest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/30/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 30, 2016 , ... ... easy to use inside of FCPX," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel ... exclusively for use within Final Cut Pro X. Choose from abstract transitions to ...
(Date:5/29/2016)... ... May 29, 2016 , ... Whole Health Supply is happy to announce ... been available via Amazon.com. This new style of nail clipper has a wider jaw ... is approximately 4mm and the actual handle is 2.5mm thick to accommodate the cutting ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... "Color Grading media can ... drop a preset onto their media," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... can quickly and easily add stylish color grades to their footage. A LUT is ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... More than a third of American adults are considered ... surgery has received increased attention in recent years, as an article published ... weight loss, most people are familiar with the basic requirements of maintaining a healthy ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... An influential resource amongst nurses and professionals in ... lights on the variety of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in so many ... career has gone from being in a major recession to one of the hottest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 ... biopharmaceutical company focused on late-stage drug development, today ... Pharma of pivotal batches required for registration ... Administration (FDA). This follows Kitov,s announcement ... trial successfully met its primary efficacy endpoint. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 TARE ... Both Cost Savings and Overall Decreased Use ... BTG), an international specialist healthcare company, has today ... 21st Annual Meeting of ISPOR (International Society for ... hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... dringenden Bedarf zur Steuerung ... N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime ... Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit Therawis Diagnostics GmbH zur Entwicklung und ... sein. Ein erstes Projekt wird die Entwicklung und ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: