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A 23-year-old female asked:

2 of my aunts and grandma had breast cancer it is familial..now iam so depressed i can't sleep as iam sure that me and mom will have cancer in future?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unpredictable: If you have strong family history , go for genetic counseling and get BRCA I & II tested. If negative just maintain healthy life style , refrain from tobacco and drugs etc and don't worry , if positive several prophylactic measures are available , go for regular breast exam and mammograms You are part of human population
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Great input from: Dr Rao. Rather than determing on your own that you will develop breast cancer I would also encourage genetic testing. Once you determine your actual risks- you can then decide how to approach this. Be well.

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