Breast Cancer: Small Families, Silent Genes

When you're filling out your family history at a new doctor's office, you probably list things like your dad's heart attack and your grandmother's stroke. It's a wise move, considering that family history plays a big part in your risk for certain diseases. But now medical genetics experts are asking: What about the relatives you never had? A team led by Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel of the California-based City of Hope cancer hospital has found that some women with breast cancer had inherited genes...Full Story
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