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What is some info on hereditary breast cancer?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Meet an expert

I can't do justice to your question in 400 characters.
Check out these great links on breast cancer. http://1.usa.gov/nmutde / http://1.Usa.Gov/nmv740 / http://1.Usa.Gov/nmvhzl that should get you started.

In brief: Meet an expert

I can't do justice to your question in 400 characters.
Check out these great links on breast cancer. http://1.usa.gov/nmutde / http://1.Usa.Gov/nmv740 / http://1.Usa.Gov/nmvhzl that should get you started.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exception not rule

Most breast cancer diagnoses are not "hereditary".
The currently identified mutations (brca 1/2) account for only ~ 10-15% of newly diagnosed breast cancer. The primary risk factors for developing breast cancer are being female and having breast tissue. This is the basis for general population screening including regular self exams, regular clinical exams, and screening imaging (mammography).

In brief: Exception not rule

Most breast cancer diagnoses are not "hereditary".
The currently identified mutations (brca 1/2) account for only ~ 10-15% of newly diagnosed breast cancer. The primary risk factors for developing breast cancer are being female and having breast tissue. This is the basis for general population screening including regular self exams, regular clinical exams, and screening imaging (mammography).
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
Thank
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