Re­duce your breast can­cer risk

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

“De­spite im­pres­sive im­prove­ments in di­ag­nos­tic meth­ods, sur­gi­cal tech­niques, drug reg­i­mens and ra­di­a­tion treat­ments, breast can­cer con­tin­ues to plague us. World­wide, it is the most com­mon in­va­sive can­cer in women, com­pris­ing 16 per cent of all fe­male can­cers. Its in­ci­dence is ac­tu­ally in­creas­ing in the de­vel­op­ing world as a re­sult of in­creased life ex­pectancy and ur­ban­i­sa­tion, as well as the adop­tion of Western life­styles. “As a cure con­tin­ues to evade us, it is im­per­a­tive that risk fac­tors are iden­ti­fied, and ap­pro­pri­ate steps taken to re­duce the risk of de­vel­op­ing the dis­ease,” writes Michael Abra­hams. Fol­low his col­umn to­day at www.ja­maica-gleaner.com.

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