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I have breast cancer in the family and high risk. Offered double mastectomy, should I get it?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Good question

But not enough info to say.
If you had proper counseling and your risk is very high (eg. Brca mutation or other significant risk factors) mastectomies are an option but some patients can do ok with increased surveillance (mris) plus preventative tamoxifen or even removal of the ovaries. There are too many unknowns for me to answer properly. Make sure you see someone with expertise in this area.

In brief: Good question

But not enough info to say.
If you had proper counseling and your risk is very high (eg. Brca mutation or other significant risk factors) mastectomies are an option but some patients can do ok with increased surveillance (mris) plus preventative tamoxifen or even removal of the ovaries. There are too many unknowns for me to answer properly. Make sure you see someone with expertise in this area.
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