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How likely am I to get breast cancer if it runs in my family?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Laura Gaspard Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    If you have a grandmother, mother, sister, or daughter who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, this does put you in a higher risk group. Have a baseline mammogram at least five years before the age of breast cancer onset in any close relatives, or starting at age 35. See your physician at any sign of unusual symptoms.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Adrienne private Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3C Patient
    Also, you can consider getting genetic testing for the brca gene, which puts one at higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Some insurance companies pay for the test.
    about 7 years Comment Flag

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