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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Discuss with: loved ones and your doctor. Also discuss what the options are for the possible results
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Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Genetic counselor: You and your mom should meet with a genetic counselor. They will sit with you and discuss the family history and draw out a family tree to determine w ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Be patient: Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing ... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Lymph node biopsy?: The most common reason lymph nodes enlarge is simple inflammation. In this way they help ur body fight infections. If ur mammogram is normal and u h ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Further eval needed: What kind of family history? You may be a candidate for brca testing. Check out www.Myriad.Com for more info about whether you meet criteria for tes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Short term safety: There is no apparent increased risk for short term use of hormone therapy, with or without a family history. For longer term use (greater than 4 year ... Read More
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varies: If a first order relative (mother, sister, daughter) has bc i would take ert only briefly and then only for severe symptoms. Remember that we try to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: due for abnormal mammogram ( and family history ) most likely your doctor will advise you to have image guided core needle biopsy and follow the advi ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Monson
22 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: In order to give you any meaningful guidance, i would need more information. Describe the pain. Where is it? When does it occur? How often? How l ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
19 years experience Pathology
Low In Soy: Some believe soy products could increase risk because of phyto-estrogens they contain. It is already established that endogenous estrogen exposure inc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Uncommon: Less than 0.6% of breast cancers occur under the age of 30. But it does occur, with reported 11, 000 patients diagnosed with breat csncer under age 4 ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hayworth
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Could be a pigmented area. You should see your gynecologist to have it evaluated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
See your: Doctor , do not neglect , simple examination with mammography ( some times biopsy if needed ) will establish diagnosis , at 37 could be benign , th ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Better sports bra: It could be that you need a better sports bra for support. Find a place that does a good fitting for bra, or consider a sports bra. If you have pain i ... Read More
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