To­gether we can beat can­cer

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is in­creas­ingly pos­si­ble to per­son­alise care so that it is tai­lored to an in­di­vid­ual’s spe­cific sit­u­a­tion.

One ex­am­ple of this is our un­der­stand­ing of the so called BRCA mu­ta­tion­swhichare­much­morecom­monin Ashkanazi Jewish peo­ple than in other pop­u­la­tion groups and can be linked to cer­tain types of can­cer. Where peo­ple from an Ashkanazi back­ground have a fam­ily his­tory of breast or ovar­ian can­cer they should dis­cuss the pos­si­bil­ity

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