Exposure to any radition may increast Breast Cancer

10:02 AM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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Chest x-rays or mammograms before age 30 may increase the risk of breast cancer among women who carry the gene for the disease.

Dutch researchers looked at almost two thousand gene carriers and their history of chest radiation.

Women who had any exposure to these types of radiation during their 20's were 43-percent more likely to develop breast cancer than those not exposed.

Exposure before the age of 20 increased the risk by 62-percent.

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