Know the Facts About Genes and Breast Cancer
We have all heard the numbers lurking behind breast cancer: One in eight women will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. That statistic sounds scary, but the reality is that 87 to 88 percent of women actually will not get the disease.
"Understandably, breast cancer is a very emotional and complicated concern for patients," said Dr. Phillip Bonanno, director of the Breast Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital. The landscape of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment has become even more confusing from a patient’s perspective now that genetic testing has entered the picture. Dr. Bonanno can help sort through them.
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