A member asked:

Breast cancer runs in the family, would it be a good choice to consider taking out the real breasts and get implants or will the cancer still take over?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Geneticist: Some patients with very high risk for cancer can benefit of preventative mastectomies although to be truthful, you do not reduce the risk to 0. Before you think about that, i advise you visit a specialist with expertise in risk assessment and genetics who will estimate your risk, maybe order genetic tests, and go over your risk-reduction options. Best 2u.

Answered 4/25/2014



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