Options for Breast Cancer Survivors With Genetic Mutations
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Women who have BRCA mutations are at higher risk of developing breast
cancer early in life and, once breast cancer has been diagnosed, developing
Breast cancer patients who carry the mutation can increase their life
expectancy with removal of the unaffected breast, removal of the ovaries, or
taking tamoxifen therapy, according to a recent study.
Improvements in life expectancy were not as great in women whose cancer had
spread to the lymph nodes or who were older.