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A 29-year-old member asked:

If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Breast ca: Yes. Both men and women get breast cancer. The shutting off of the ovaries will decrease the estrogen production but the testosterone shots have their own issues. Regardless, the risk is still there.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Possibly: I would imagine risk is much lower because of the mastectomies and removal of ovaries, depending on stage of transformation.

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