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A 34-year-old female asked:

im scared how at risk am i as an obese woman in my early 30s im not on any pills i get periods normal im worried that whether i have a kid or not my age makes me a risk besides losing weight what could i do to prevent cancer am i screwed ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast cancer fear: You have so many postings- it sounds like you have really gotten yourself scared. Here is a good article that lists what you can do to help yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/risk_factors.htm.

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