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Years ago, my mother died of breast cancer and I am afraid that I might have it too. What are some red flags I should watch out for?

A young woman. Dying of cancer leaving a family behind is a nightmare. My wife'smother died when she was 5. Neither she nor her two sisters developed breast cancer. A single episode in a relative does not determine fate for the rest for the family. Self exam, professional exam, and mammography are the best ways to guard against breast ca death. Read more...
Signs+symptoms. The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include: a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle; change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast; blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple; change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed). If concerned, see your doc. Read more...

I am 16, male, 185lbs, 6'2, my mother had breast cancer, I have chewed tobacco about 1 year, I have a red sore under tounge, what advice have you?

See your doc. I would recommend seeing your doctor or dentist if it doesn't go away in several days; given your young age I doubt oral cancer but if it persists don't ignore it. I also strongly recommend that you stop chewing tobacco; there is no value in doing it and it can cause a variety of serious cancers. I am worried about you since you have begun exposure to a cancer causing agent at such a young age. Read more...