• Awareness of heredity helps women know cancer risks

    WASHINGTON — Two messed-up genes can sharply raise a woman’s chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer. That’s scary for anyone — but especially for one group of women in particular. When the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes mutate…

  • More women opt for mastectomies to beat cancer odds

    They look healthy. But more and more women are getting
    mastectomies to counter a hidden risk.