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Family linked to breast cancer survival

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New research from the Karolinska Institute suggests that women who develop breast cancer can estimate their chances of survival by looking to their mothers and sisters.

This Swedish study, published in the online issue of Breast Cancer Research, found that if a woman succumbs to breast cancer, her daughters or sisters have a 60 percent increased risk of dying from the disease if they develop it.

The Washington Post reports.

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