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A 38-year-old member asked:

My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and i'm scared i'm going to get it. what are my chances?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Higher risk: you definitely have a higher risk of developing breast cancer the good news is there is many ways of testing and preventing breast cancer now a days first your doctor can order genetic testing that can predict if you have the gene that could lead you to breast cancer and if that is the case there is many ways of prevention so do not let the fear stop you from seeking the truth good luck
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Try to learn as much as you can from your doctor and from your family. Genetic testing will allow you to look into your medical future, though not all breast cancers are genetically transmitted. Education will allow you to be evaluated early and treated early and help prevent serious illness. I hope you will be healthy.
Oct 5, 2014

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and I'm scared I'm going to get it?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
You need to have a: comprehensive risk profile performed. If you are a BRCA carrier, or are otherwise at very high risk, you may be a candidate to begin early screening. Speak with your doctor about it.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me if my grandmother had breast cancer and my mom doesn't will i get it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is uncertain: Breast cancer is a fairly common illness with one in 12 women facing this problem during their life time. If your mother or sisters do not have it, your risk is just like any other women. You should seek an annual check up and a mammogram once yearly or at least every two yearly and also do self breast examination once monthly looking for any lump or any changes in your breasts

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Last updated Oct 31, 2014

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