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.

About author

Libby Dreyer
Libby Dreyer 1729 posts

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.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

National 0 Comments

Gillard climbs back into the scene: Newspoll

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s week in Western Sydney last week, appears to have paid off, as Labor’s primary support has risen and Ms Gillard has reclaimed the title of preferred Prime Minister in the latest Newspoll.

National

The Sensible Centre

By Erin Archer In recent weeks the Liberal party has been the topic of much discussion. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull created division in the coalition, following his speech in London

National 0 Comments

Penny Wong says gay marriage in Australia is inevitable

Finance Minister Penny Wong says same-sex marriage will eventually occur in Australia, even if the current legislation is voted down in the Senate.

National 0 Comments

Australian student killed in Tanzania

An Australian medical student has died in Tanzania, where it is believed he was doing volunteer work.

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!