Inherited breast cancer showing up in younger women

Doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas looked at women who developed breast cancer linked to the genetic mutation BRCA. They found if a woman develops breast cancer, her daughters and nieces may get the disease six to eight years earlier than she did.

Scientists note their a number of other factors, including better screening could be at play.

However, they also note it's important to screen for breast cancer at a younger age, if you have an older relative who developed the illness.

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