Breast cancer breakthrough: New genes discovered
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That's a tough stat to swallow.
A new study is now giving scientists their best understanding yet about the genetic causes.
Researchers from 300 institutions around the world joined forces to reveal 72 genetic mutations that can lead to breast cancer. These were unknown - until now.
This is huge.
Scientists studied 300,000 women to examine mutations that were reoccurring in those with breast cancer.
The takeaway: This could eventually lead doctors to easily detect when a woman is at an extreme risk of developing the disease. Doctors stress early screening and treatment are key.
That's the quick version.
Click here for a detailed report on this major development in the fight against breast cancer.
The Daughters Like Us team will keep an eye out for new information on this.