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my mother died of inflamatory breast cancer at 51, i am 31. should i be worried about this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Seek medical eval.: Your risk factor can be assessed. If at high risk, your physician can explain various options that are available to you. Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late >.
Answered on Dec 17, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, obesity, heavier alcohol use. Etc.
Dec 17, 2013

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