Trying to Remove Instead
A reader comments on her problem with the Instead menstrual cup:
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Instead (listed under "cup, menstrual").
Researchers Lower Odds of Getting Cancer of the Breast and Ovaries Because of Faulty Genes
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute report in The New England Journal of Medicine that the chances of a woman's developing breast or ovarian cancer if she has the faulty versions of one of the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 are lower than previously thought.
Instead of a 85% chance, she now has about a 50% chance of developing breast cancer if she has one of the defective genes, and a 16% chance, not 40%, of developing cancer of the ovaries. These odds apply to women by the time they turn 70, and who do not have strong histories of breast or ovarian cancers in their families.
Authorities say the predictive situation is still muddled.
See also the New
York Times article warning readers against believing everything they
Genital Mutilation, Of Sorts, Practiced in the U.S.A.
Natalie Angier, in the Science Times section of the New York Times for May 13, reports on the changing attitude toward surgically changing children's ambiguous genitals. Read the article to see another instance of how increased public awareness.
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