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Does a family history of breast cancer put someone at a higher risk?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: It increases the relative risk of one developing breast cancer.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

If you have a family history of breast cancer can you still avoid it?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
If you plot your: Pedigree, you will see that all the women (and men) in previous generations did not develop breast cancer, so your genes *may* carry risk, but do not determine your fate. If you are tested for brca 1/2 and are positive, your risk is quite high that you will devlope breast and or ovarian cancer, but this is where genetic esting and counseling can delier answers and peace of mind. Go!

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