Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 9th, 2005
Women who have mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have a high risk of developing breast cancer, often at an early age. Regular mammograms are offered to high-risk women to allow for the early identification and treatment of tumors. However, because these women are of a young age, they often have denser breasts, which affect the ability of mammography to detect disease.
Martin Leach and colleagues looked at whether...
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