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Radiation During Mammograms May Be Dangerous for Women with Sensitive Gene

Woman during Mammogram

New studies question the conventional wisdom of recommending regular mammograms for women. One British project shows that women carrying the BRCA1/2 gene are twice as likely to develop radiation-dependent cancer. A recently completed 25-year study also concludes that the typically recommended procedure can have the opposite of the intended effect on women’s health.

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