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During a preventation total/simple mastectomy, do I need some sort of documentation to prove cancer in my family?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology

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If you are having a risk reduction mastectomy, i would assume you have a mutation in brca or other high risk gene, a very strong family history, or some other risk factor that elevates your risk to a point where surgery is justifiable. I would assume this decision was approved by the surgeon after a thorough risk assessment and that should be documentation enough. Of..

In brief: Not sure I..

...Understand your question.
If you are having a risk reduction mastectomy, i would assume you have a mutation in brca or other high risk gene, a very strong family history, or some other risk factor that elevates your risk to a point where surgery is justifiable. I would assume this decision was approved by the surgeon after a thorough risk assessment and that should be documentation enough. Of..
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
..course, I'm assuming you have provided truthful and accurate data to your doctor to allow him/her to reach a valid risk assessment. Otherwise, tsk tsk.
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