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i had breast cancer. how often should i have my daughters checked for breast cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Every 3 to 6 months: Starting 10 years before the age at which you had breast cancer, your daughters should get breast exams by health provider and annual mammograms too.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
It is how u do it...: Even as you follow the recommendations of the distinguished experts on this panel or your personal md, make sure that the regular check ups are not done from a place of fear or expecting the worse, but rather a space of joy, peace of mind & optimism. So glad you're doing better!
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Genetic Testing?: Did you undergo genetic testing for the brca genes? You should have if you developed breast cancer at age 35 or younger. This would be very important information for your daughters. In addition they should begin screening 5 - 10 years before you were diagnosed or at age 40, whatever comes first.

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