Genetics plays a very small role in cancer development

Genetics plays a very small role in cancer development

We cannot change the genes we're born with, but, luckily they appear to play a minimal role in most cases of breast cancer. About 5 to 10 percent of cases can be blamed on genes passed from either a mother or a father to the next generation. On the other hand, if no one in your family has had cancer, it doesn't mean you are fully protect4ed. Eight in ten women who develop breast cancer do not have a sister or a mother who has had it. With that in mind, it's wise for all women to protect themselves. Cancer of the breast is usually related to hormones, so all women, regardless of family history, will benefit from keeping levels in check. ...as you know by now, diet can have a dramatic effect on hormones.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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