Mammograms may pose a particular risk to women with genetic mutations that predispose them to breast cancer.
Bill Branson/National Cancer Institute
September 7, 2012 Researchers concluded that exposure to diagnostic radiation before age 30 is associated with an increased breast cancer risk in women with a certain genetic mutation. They recommend that if a girl or young woman needs diagnostic evaluation via X-ray or CT scan for any reason, she should undergo MRI, which does not use radiation.
September 30, 2008 Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the genetic mutation associated with remarkably increased risks of breast and ovarian cancers, one of the BRCA mutations. She sought out others with the mutation to help her understand her diagnosis in her docum...
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