& Breast Cancer
and Benefits of Risk-Reducing Surgery in Inherited Breast
and Gastric Cancer Susceptibility
risk-reducing surgery has been earlier suggested effective to
improve survival in individuals selected on the basis of a strong
family history. Now, genetic testing has increased the accuracy
of cancer risk estimates and allows surgery to target CDH1 or
BRCA mutation carriers who are at in fact high risk of developing
gastric cancer and breast cancer respectively. Here, we discuss
the reinvigorated role of prophylactic surgery in the management
of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer and breast cancer syndromes..
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