New Study Shows 2 Genes That Increase The Risk Of Dying From Breast Cancer

By Dianne Franc, Parent Herald November 29, 08:56 am
A pink 25-foot ribbon scupture made up of Aerie bras is on display outside of Heinz Field as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens on October 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Statistics show that a lot of women are more likely to have breast cancer in the United States alone and its fatality rate gets even higher than other known cancers. But experts are working non-stop for its cure and recently, a new study showed two genes that are huge contributors to breast cancers. Its discovery might just lead to more survivors of breast cancer.

In an article published by Medical Daily, researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research in London discovered a new way of identifying women who are more likely not to survive from having breast cancer. Apparently, the culprit was found in two genes. Based on their study, they discovered that women who have tumors with a specific pattern in a particular gene pair are more likely to succumb to their disease in just ten years or even less. Scientists used about 2,000 people living with breast cancer, as their data and if they are right about what they found out, then there is a chance that a new treatment could be developed from it.

As we all know, there is still no definite cure for breast cancer. There are ways to prevent it from staying away from alcohol according to Mayo Clinic. You don't need to stop drinking it entirely, but limiting your alcohol consumption would lower your risk of having breast cancer. Not smoking is also a way to prevent it because studies are showing a link between smoking cigarettes and increasing the risk of having breast cancer. This is most likely to affect women who are in almost about to menopause. On that note, your best bet is not to smoke cigarettes.

Having a balanced eating lifestyle is also key to not having to experience this deadly disease. Watch what you are eating and make sure that you are getting proper exercise. Share this information with your loved ones, so they too are aware of this new report regarding breast cancer.

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