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A 29-year-old female asked:

I'm 26 and worried that the breast biopsy i had will cause breast cancer later in life from the trauma. is this true?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Nope: It is not true. Whoever you heard it from is wrong. When we estimate breast cancer risk, we consider prior biopsies as a risk factor but it is because a biopsy is done as result of breast findings that can be premalignant, not because the biopsy per se increases the risk. If your doctor recommends a biopsy, I suggest you get it. At your age is unikely to be cancer but better be safe. Best 2U
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
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And congratulations for being a non smoker. Keep that up please.
Sep 8, 2014
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
No.: Breast biopsies do not cause breast cancer.

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