Study finds no family link in majority of breast cancers

Study finds no family link in majority of breast cancers

Breast Screen Victoria is urging all women to get regular mammograms, regardless of their family history, following the results of a new study.

The study of over 20,000 mammongrams over the last 20 years has found 72 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer has no family history of the disease.

Chief Executive of Breast Screen Victoria Vicki Pridmore says the findings contradict popular belief, and should serve as a warning to all women.

She’s urging all women to take 10 minutes out of their day once every¬†two years for this live saving measure.

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<p>Libby has worked as a Senior Journalist at National Radio News since February 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Canberra in December 2010.</p>

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