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Blood test could detect people's breast cancer risk at birth and save millions of lives, research claims

April 10, 2018

And after working with a university in Australia it was discovered that a similar process can be used to detect the likelihood of prostate cancer.

Dr Rose, 31, is now hoping to discover if other forms of cancer can also be detected using the same screening technique.

She said: "It is vital to identify any increased risk of developing breast cancer or any cancer at the earliest possible stage - the earlier it is detected the better the outcome.

"In the UK mammogram screening begins at the age of 50 - but this discovery will let us identify women who are at a greatly increased risk of breast cancer from the day they are born.- with a simple blood test.

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