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University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic provides resources to those with higher risk of breast cancer

October 14, 2022

Rosie Dinh, a nurse practitioner at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, recalled a father of a family she saw regularly having a strong family history of breast cancer. He tested positive for colon cancer. The man also tested positive for the BRCA2 genetic mutation, which is a common cause of hereditary breast cancer. So, Dinh, who runs UMUCH’s High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, encouraged the man to have his two daughters tested for the mutation, one of whom in her early 30′s tested positive for breast cancer. If it wasn’t for the high-risk clinic,” Dinh said, “this would have been missed, and her diagnosis would be a later stage where it would be harder to treat.” The High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic is a resource for individuals with an increased risk for developing breast cancer and focuses on its prevention and early detection.

Article Source: The Aegis

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