In Breast Milk, Clues to Risk of Breast Cancer


April 5, 2011

The Wall Street Journal

A woman's breast milk holds the potential to assess her risk of developing breast cancer, according to preliminary research presented Monday.

In her research, Kathleen Arcaro, an associate professor of environmental toxicology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, collected milk samples from both breasts of about 250 nursing women who had a previous breast biopsy or were scheduled to have a lump biopsied. In most cases the lumps were found to be benign, although cancer was found in 13 women... Read More