The Journal of the National Cancer Institute has some updated research that effects those of us with sisters or daughters. As someone with both I’ll just pass this on.
- “Sisters of women diagnosed with breast cancer still have an increased risk of breast cancer 20 years after diagnosis of the sister, suggesting that women live with the burden of familial breast cancer for their lifetime,” the authors write.
- Women who engaged in leisure-time exercise between the ages of 12 and 35 have a lower risk of developing premenopausal cancer than do women who were less active.
- The full articles are available at http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/ and are pretty technical. A more readable summary is located here http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/107445.php