Scientists are looking for ways of treating cancer and methods of its detection at the earliest stage. In October 2018, a group of researchers in the US have developed technology to detect lung cancer, and now another group from the University of Cambridge figured out how to calculate the predisposition to breast cancer. To do this, she created a special online tool that has the record number of the data about the factors that may cause terrible disease.
The instrument is called BOADICEA, which involves the analysis of the incidence of breast and ovarian cancer. It is intended for use by General practitioners in order to identify not only women at high risk of disease, but other patients with the least revealed problems. This will allow doctors to organize an individual approach to each person and prevent the erroneous situation when the people with the lowest risk of disease are being prescribed serious examination, with high — give normal diet.
The system takes into account 300 factors, among which:
- family history;
- bad habits;
- age at menopause;
- environmental conditions.
According to study author Antonis Antoniou, this is the first case where someone has combined so many elements in one tool for predicting breast cancer.
Now we can identify a large number of women with different levels of risk, and not only women at high risk.
At the moment the tool is tested BOADICEA the nurses and doctors, and successful results it will be used in a larger number of hospitals. Unfortunately, he will be useless in developing countries, as in developing the database was used in the UK. Identification of high risk does not mean that the patient will necessarily get sick — it means that it requires preventive measures, which will give the doctor.
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