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Adequate Sunlight Exposure or Vitamin D Can Prevent Breast Cancer

Our veteran ENT specialist is of the firm belief that Breast Cancer can be prevented by adequate sunlight exposure or by taking Vitamin D tablets. Today, he goes into depth about the issue explaining the salient features of the dreaded disease and also precautionary measures to be adopted to stay away from the same. Here are his inputs: BRCA TEST The BRCA gene test looks for DNA changes that increase the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. It uses a sample of blood or saliva to look for the changes. DNA is the genetic material inside cells. It holds the instructions, called genes, that tell cells what to do. Harmful changes in the genes can increase the risk of cancer. Healthcare professionals sometimes call these gene changes variants or mutations. The BRCA gene test looks for changes in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Other genes also can increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Some genetic tests look for these other genes in addition to the BRCA genes. A genetic test that l