Breast cancer may target young women more often

Healthbeat

May 7, 2012 2:00:44 PM PDT
Breast cancer in young women is often aggressive and diagnosed at such an advanced stage that the prognosis of patients is poor.

Now, a study for the 'Impakt Breast Cancer Conference' which was held in Belgium, suggests these patients may need special treatment.

Researchers studied a variety of genes in more than 3,500 women with breast cancer to see if they correlated with age. The findings indicate that breast cancer at an early age does seem to be a distinct category.

Authors conclude that breast cancer in young women is a biologically unique disease that requires customized management strategies.


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