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Breastfeeding Reduces Cancer Risk by a Third, New Study

Women with a strong history of breast cancer face few options to preventing the disease.  For those who carry the faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, giving them an almost 3 in 4 chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime, a double mastectomy is the price some are willing to pay to avoid breast cancer.  However, a new study finds there is good news for women at such a high risk for breast cancer, and that is the impact of breastfeeding for more than a year.