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Family Risk Of Breast Cancer Doesn't Affect The Self-Esteem Of Pre-Teen Girls - Yet

Girls from families with a history of breast cancer, or genetic mutations that increase the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis, seem to adjust just as well as other girls when it comes to general anxiety, depression and overall psychosocial adjustment, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. However, the study also found that girls from at-risk families tend to worry more about breast cancer, particularly when their mothers have the same worries. 



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Published By: Science 2.0 - Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

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