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Should I be concerned about breast cancer? Who is most at risk?

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Dr. Charles Elboim
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Family history

While breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, it is relatively uncommon in 38 year old women.
At that age, a family history of breast, ovarian, pancreatic, uterine or prostate cancer(in men), childhood sarcomas & some other cancers in close relatives can increase risk. Get the best family history you can & check reliable genetic internet sites for info. Exercise, don't gain weight,etc.

In brief: Family history

While breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, it is relatively uncommon in 38 year old women.
At that age, a family history of breast, ovarian, pancreatic, uterine or prostate cancer(in men), childhood sarcomas & some other cancers in close relatives can increase risk. Get the best family history you can & check reliable genetic internet sites for info. Exercise, don't gain weight,etc.
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