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Breast Health And Genetic Testing

18 March 2021

Inherited breast cancer is rare and causes only 5% of all breast cancers. Yet it is one of the major reasons of concern for many women who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer because it affected their mums, sisters or aunts. Genetic risk for breast cancer is one of the factors that you can’t modify, but it can be a lifesaver in many ways. During Women’s Health Month, Professor Zoe Winters, Breast Surgeon at New Victoria Hospital, explains why genetic testing is becoming mainstream as an essential tool for prevention as well as for more successful treatment outcomes.