ICARE Social Media Post February 2024

Risk-reducing mastectomy and breast cancer mortality in women with BRCA1/BRCA2


🔬 Exciting news! A recent study, which included ICARE participants, suggests the life-saving potential of preventive mastectomy for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers. 💪 This procedure significantly reduces the risk of developing breast cancer and may even decrease the risk of breast cancer-related mortality. The study found that after preventive mastectomy, the chance of dying from breast cancer was less than 1%. Follow us for more groundbreaking insights in hereditary cancer research! 🌟

Learn more at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38030749/

Reference: Metcalfe, et al. Br J Cancer. 2024;130(2):269-274. PMID: 38030749.

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