Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

HealthDay (9/29, Preidt) reports that research suggests “knowing they have a family history of breast cancer or a high-risk gene mutation doesn’t lead to increased anxiety or depression in teen girls.” Such “teens may actually have greater self-esteem and a better understanding of cancer risk than their peers, researchers said.” The findings of the 320-girl study were published in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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— “Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 29, 2016.

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