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Are there any ways to prevent breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Yes: Studies have shown that women at high risk for breast cancer may have a 50% reduction in breast cancer by taking tamoxifen or Raloxifene for 5 years. Furthermore, women with the hereditary predisposition to developing breast cancer (brca mutations) may prevent the development of breast cancer by undergoing a double-mastectomy.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Travis Kidner answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Weight: Studies have shown that overweight individuals have a higher risk of developing multiple types of cancers including breast. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one way to help prevent cancers.

Answered 10/24/2017

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