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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?

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

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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