X-rays, genes may add to breast cance...

X-rays, genes may add to breast cancer risks

There are 2 comments on the Newsday.com story from Jun 27, 2006, titled X-rays, genes may add to breast cancer risks. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

Exposure to diagnostic chest X-rays may increase the risk of breast cancer for women with either of two genes that predispose them to the disease, according to medical research reported today.

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marie autrand

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Jun 30, 2006
I can relate to this story, I had chest x rays every month when I was in My early teens.There2405 was a spot on the lungs that was being watched. nothing ever came of it. three weeks ago I had right breast rmoved and a lymp node or two also.
ANNE

Birmingham, AL

#2 Sep 12, 2007
ALTHOUGH I CANNOT CITE THE RESEARCH, I REMEMBER 8 OR 10 YEARS AGO THAT THE DOCTORS IN THE US STOPPED RECOMMENDING MAMMOGRAMS EVERY YEAR; SUGGESTING THAT A BASELINE BEFORE AGE 40 WAS ALL THAT WAS PRUDENT, THEN EVERY TWO OR THREE YEARS THEREAFTER---I LOST TWO AUNTS TO BREAST CANCER, BOTH YOUNGER (NOTE, BOTH HAD ANNUAL MAMMOGRAMS) THE REST OF US DID NOT--I THINK IT ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT RADIATION WAS A FACTOR IN THEIR DEATHS---I THINK THAT BREAST TISSUE IS THE MOST SENSITIVE TO XRAY IN THE BODY-------

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