breast cancer

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Noun1.breast cancer - cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US
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The late-stage study, called PAOLA-1, assessed Lynparza plus bevacizumab in the first line maintenance setting in comparison to bevacizumab alone in women with advanced ovarian cancer, irrespective of BRCA gene mutations.
Singing is still a big part of her life and nowadays she enjoys performing with a choir called Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer, giving her the opportunity to also support a cause she is deeply passionate about, as her Mum is a double breast cancer survivor and Nyasha herself has the BRCA gene.
However, this is only for those women with the BRCA gene mutation because it poses a higher risk of mortality.
Dr Sulaiman cited the example of a case involving a patient found to have early-onset breast cancer and a specific gene mutation, such as the BRCA gene, which is associated with a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers.
The medicine is for those newly-diagnosed with ovarian cancer that has spread, who have the BRCA gene mutation.
Actress Angelina Jolie highlighted the BRCA gene fault when she opted to have a double mastectomy to avoid her increased risk of breast cancer.
ActressAngelina Joliehighlighted the BRCA gene fault when she opted to have a double mastectomy to avoid her increased risk of breast cancer.
The trial specifically looked at patients with BRCA gene mutations which are inherited and are known to increase the chances of getting pancreatic, ovarian, prostate and breast cancer -- the reason why actress Angelina Jolie had a preventative double mastectomy.
With three daughters between them, the women decided to undergo the BRCA gene test to find out if the disease was genetically-linked.
A LOUGHBOROUGH University graduate has written a book describing how to cope with carrying BRCA gene mutations.