Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Web site provides free breast cancer risk assessment tool

Web site provides free breast cancer risk assessment tool

A new Web site aims to help women learn about breast cancer and evaluate their breast cancer risk. The site, www.PursuingPainFreeCancer.org/breastcancer, was developed by Illinois-based Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers. It features a free online risk assessment that evaluates a woman's risk based on certain genetic and lifestyle factors, such as personal and family medical history, obesity, ethnicity, menstrual periods, smoking, and alcohol consumption.

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