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A 42-year-old member asked:

Please help! what gift should i get someone with breast cancer?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Love ; support: Love and support are the most meaningful gifts you can give. If you are a person of faith - consider praying with and for the person. Let the person know that they are cherished. Take care.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the earliest age one can get breast cancer?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
At any age.: 7% of all breast cancers occur in women under 40.Women of every age should be aware of their personal risk factors.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Help please! is being post-menopausal a risk factor for getting breast cancer?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not exactly: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, so more people do get breast cancer after menopause. However, women who undergo menopause at an early age may actually have a slightly lower risk of breast cancer due to the decreased estrogen exposure.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Could someone get breast cancer at 30?

2 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Yes but rare: It is possible to get breast cancer in the 30's if there are high risk factors: family history of young breast cancer, BRCA gene mutation carriers (aka Angelina Jolie), atypia in a breast biopsy. If you have any concern, you should find a breast specialist for evaluation or a risk risk program at your local breast cancer center.
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Yes - rare, but it does happen - I have numerous patients under 30 with breast cancer. While many will have a genetic predisposition - i.e. BRCA mutations, Li Fraumeni, or other germ line mutations, these can also arise sporadically. Also, women who have had prior chest radiation for lymphoma are also at high risk.
Jun 3, 2014

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