Breast Cancer Gene Linked to High-Risk Uterine Cancer

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Women with BRCA1 mutations have a greater risk of developing rare, aggressive forms of uterine cancer, even after salpingo-oophorectomy. The findings, presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, studied 525 women with BRCA mutations undergoing risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy without concomitant hysterectomy. These women had a 2.1% increased risk for high-risk uterine cancers within 10 years after salpingo-oophorectomy–26 times the risk of the general population. No women in the study were diagnosed with low-risk uterine cancers. 

Breast Cancer Gene Linked to High-Risk Uterine Cancer
Breast Cancer Gene Linked to High-Risk Uterine Cancer
A study suggests that women with a faulty breast cancer gene might have a greater chance of developing rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York say four cases of aggressive ...

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