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Cancer Invest. 2010 Dec;28(10):1070-7. doi: 10.3109/07357907.2010.512593. Epub 2010 Oct 11.

Prevention of breast cancer (Part II): risk reduction strategies.

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Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia 25701, USA.


Until recently, the best protection against breast cancer mortality was early diagnosis through mammographic screening. However, the possibility that breast cancer in some cases can be prevented has come to light over the past 30 years. Various risk reduction strategies of breast cancer have been explored including lifestyle modification, prophylactic surgeries, and the use of chemopreventive agents. This article is the second portion of a two-part series on breast cancer prevention, and will focus its discussion on the available risk reduction interventions that have been shown to prevent breast cancer in women considered high risk for the disease. (See Part I in Cancer Investigation, 28:743–750, 2010).

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