A 34-year-old female asked:
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Mother diagnosis with breast cancer at 54, maternal grandmother diagnosis with pancreatic ca at 69. Dr's won't do brca test because there is no other breast/ovarian ca in my family. What do I do? I'm so worried.

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
See below: You are at higher risk for breast cancer because your mother has had breast cancer. You should consult your health care provider and come up with a screening plan for breast cancer surveillance. Other than breast self examination, nothing likely needs to be done before you are at least 30 years old.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013

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