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Jewish women change their destinies by testing for genetic mutation

Combating breast cancer -- before it hits

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/health/article/jewish_women_change_their_destinies_by_testing_for_genetic_mutation

While within the general population about 5 percent of cancers can be attributed to a hereditary syndrome, in the Jewish community, that number is closer to 30 percent. The good news is that knowledge about how the mutation causes cancer is opening scientific doors to more effective, targeted treatment for those already diagnosed. And people who have the genetic mutation can take preventative measures to drastically reduce their breast and ovarian cancer risk.

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