WOW! Researchers Develop Online Tool That Can Help Detect Risk Of Breast Cancer (CHECK IT OUT)

A new online calculator can help predict if a woman will develop breast cancer within the next five and 10 years.

The tool estimates a person's risk based on age, race and ethnicity, family history, whether or not they have had a breast biopsy in the past, and breast density.

According to Dailymail, Researchers behind the test hope it will enable doctors to identify those patients at highest risk of the disease.

The tool which was developed by the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), is an online based platform where users can fill in some information and then get an estimated Risk Assessment Result.

Dr Charlotte Gard, from the New Mexico State University and a consultant at the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), said: 'Our tool is unique in that it combines both breast density and biopsy results.

'It's the only risk assessment tool that includes BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System) breast density, which is the breast density that's used in clinical practice.'  

The online tool takes into account a woman's age, race and ethnicity, family history, any history of having had a breast biopsy, and their breast density - as measured during a mammogram - to predict her chance of developing breast cancer within five and 10 years

Researchers hope the tool will enable patients and doctors to better understand a woman's risk, and aid specialists in deciding on the best treatment options for each individual woman

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