BRCA mutations don't hurt breast cancer survival

BRCA mutations don't hurt breast cancer survival

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Women who have BRCA mutations do just as well after treatment for breast cancer as other patients, British researchers reported Thursday.

It’s good news for people with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations that raise their risk of cancer. If they get cancer and have standard treatment, they live as long as breast cancer patients without the mutation.




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Betty Daniel, right, of Chicago, gets her routine yearly mammogram from Lead Mammography Tech Stella Palmer at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago