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Breast cancer

M. Cariati, L. Holmberg, J. Mansi, P. Parker, G. Pichert, S. Pinder, E. Sawyer, R. Wilson and A. Purushotham

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.130803_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Breast cancer

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Epidemiology and aetiology—over 1 million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with about 400 000 dying of the disease. Familial breast cancer, most commonly related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, accounts for only 5% of all cases. Many of the known risk factors are not modifiable because they are inherent or would require unrealistic lifestyle changes, but moderating alcohol consumption, avoiding obesity, and increasing physical activity are all possibly useful interventions....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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