Author | Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH


Choose a Set of Guidelines From a Major Medical Organization and Follow the Recommendations

December 31, 2006

Breast cancer remainsa significant healthconcern for women. Amongwomen at average risk,breast cancer will develop in1 of 8, and 1 in 30 will die ofthe disease.1 Although therehas been recent excitementabout the potential of geneticscreening to predict individualbreast cancer risk, itis important to keep in mindthat nearly 75% of women inwhom breast cancer hasbeen diagnosed have hadno risk factors other thansex and age.2