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Radboudumc calls for bet questionnaire for screening breast cancer

Radboudumc calls for bet questionnaire for screening breast cancer

Women between 50 and 75 years are recalled for breast cancer screening, but the disease can be better combated by using a survey of women to identify an ‘increased familierisico’.

Researchers from the Radboudumc in Nijmegen call for the submission of a questionnaire to women who for the first time to participate in the national breast cancer screening.

From a recent test with a questionnaire showed that 4 percent of the participating women have a greatly increased familierisico on had breast cancer without knowing it.

In women with a hereditary predisposition for breast cancer can reduce the risk of the disease up to 80 percent. This group also has a 60 percent chance of ovarian cancer. One and another comes by a so-called mutation in certain genes. It is thus of interest that as early as possible to detect.

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