Do doctors put implants in women with family history of breast cancer if they want it?

Yes, but... ...Not without the appropriate counseling of the pro's and con's. To wit: implants can interfere with the ability to perform the best test that we have for screening for breat cancer--mammograms. On the other hand, 85-90% of all breast cancers occur due to environmental factors rather than heredity, so many women have less of a family risk than they may realize.
Yes , but... Women with a family history of breast cancer can certainly have breast augmentation surgery performed. However, it is important that they understand the potential problems with imaging screening (mammography) that may be caused by the presence of breast implants. Some decreased visualization of breast tissue is possible. Best wishes.
Breast cancer. Breast occurs in 1 out if 8 women. Of course family history is a very important risk factor. The placement if breast implant does make screening more difficult. It definitely is not something to be cavalier about from either the patient or surgeon perspective. Even without a family history I have each augmentation patient in my practice have a mammogram that is normal prior to surgery.

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Due to family history of breast cancer my doctor won't put me on hormones for menopause symptoms. Can you reccomend any other treatments?

Yes. There are good other options. Hrt plus has puereria mirifica, a phytoestrogen that helps menopausal symptoms & reduces risk of breast cancer: http://www.Longevityplus.Com/products/longevity-plus-brand/hrt-plus estrovera is a rhubarb extract also proven effective: http://www.Metagenics.Com/products/product-lines/estrovera homeopathy can help too but requires seeing a homeopath so try these first. Read more...
ERT. What did your doctor recommend. If they did not tell you something please touch bases with them. This is not the first time they have had to deal with this issue. Read more...

What is the hereditary breast cancer gene?

BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. Your healthcare provider needs to be aware of your family history to be able to assess risk of certain cancers and to determine if genetic testing is appropriate. Having a brca mutation increases your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Being aware of your cancer risk allows the opportunity to take action to prevent cancer. Read more...

Hereditary breast cancer gene, what is it?

Wsh I had more space. BRCA 1 and 2 are important genes that have the purpose of repairing damaged DNA and destroying the one that can't be repaired, amongst other things. When they get mutated (or changed) in specific places, they quit working so the damaged DNA is left in there, resulting in the development of cancer. . Read more...

Ethical questions arising from hereditary breast cancer and using donor eggs or surrogate?

This is why they. Have genetic counseling going along with genetic testing. I do not know if these genes are dominant or recessive. How do you know what risks known and unknown surrogates eggs carry? Do you wish you were not born? Do yo blame your parents? Do you feel that your biological children would resent having risk and blame you for giving it to them? Much pain is caused by guilt and blame. Get counseling. Read more...

How do I get tested for hereditary breast cancer?

History/blood test. The first step is to get a family history. If the history suggests a hereditary predisposition for breast cancer, blood testing to evaluate for brca1 and brca2 mutations could be done. Read more...
Do you have Fam hist. If you have family history go see the oncologist that saw your relative and he/she will direct you. Read more...
Red Flags. If you meet certain criteria, you are a candidate for brca testing. Check out www.Myriad.Com. Read more...

What is the treatment for hereditary breast cancer?

No different. The treatment for the primary diagnosed cancer is the same as for any other breast cancer. Additional decisions/interventions are based on the presumed increased risk of a second or subsequent breast cancer (i.e. Mastectomy instead of breast conservation and prophylactic contralateral mastectomy). Talk with your doctor to quantify your risk and discuss appropriate options. Read more...
Surgery. . If you get it surgery. www.drlugo.com. Read more...
Reconstruction. Brca 1 and 2 patient should consider undergoing bilateral mastectomies and possibly gyn surgery as well. The great news about prophylactic mastectomies for high risk patients is that incisions can be hidden in the infra mammary fold and implants placed immediately after mastectomy (no need for expanders) in most patients. Recon should be highly aesthetic and possibly improve the overall look. Read more...
Breast Cancer. Patients who are found to be brca 1, 2 or bart should be counseled on their risk of breast cancer. If they choose to undergo unilateral or bilateral mastectomies they should have immediate reconstruction. Depending on the patients lifestyle, body and expectations i help them create their reconstructive plan with their own fat, implants, flaps or some combination of these techniques. Read more...