Study: Mom’s Cancer Shows Up Earlier in Daughters

The results of a recent University of Texas study suggest women are being diagnosed with such hereditary diseases as ovarian and breast cancer at much earlier ages than their mothers and grandmothers. Researchers posit that this shift merits a change in the suggested age of cancer screenings. However, those behind the study do point out that the comparison between today’s generation those before it was based mostly on assumptions of when the cancer first appeared, as accurate data for the older women was largely unavailable.

Read it at MedPage Today

September 12, 2011 8:27 PM