55-year-old woman with menopausal symptoms and a family history of breast cancer

Mallin, Emily A.; Pavlicek, William
April 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2008, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p485
Academic Journal
journal article
The article presents the clinical study of a 55-year-old woman with menopausal symptoms and a history of breast cancer. Study reveals that the lifetime risks for a 55-year old woman with average risk factors are 1.5% and 10.2%. This indicates that the risk of the patient is not equal to that of other women of the same age with average risk. Moreover, the breast cancer risk assessment tool incorporates the Gail epidemiologic model, which includes multiple risk factors.


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