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How to prevent hereditary breast cancer?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Keep current on mammography.
Stop smoking, maintain an ideal body weight. Depending on how strong your family history is, and if you have a proven genetic mutation, you could be a candidate for prophylactic mastectomy, with or without removal of the ovaries. Visit with a medical oncologist to find out your options.

In brief: See below

Keep current on mammography.
Stop smoking, maintain an ideal body weight. Depending on how strong your family history is, and if you have a proven genetic mutation, you could be a candidate for prophylactic mastectomy, with or without removal of the ovaries. Visit with a medical oncologist to find out your options.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Stopping or not starting smoking is always a great idea, but there is no link to smoking and breast cancer, but there is for many moe cancers than just lung.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prevention

Implies "fixing the underlying defect" and this sort of genetic engineering has not arrived - vectoring the gene in may not lead to its propoer regulation (turning on and off properly for instance).
Early detection--proper cost effective screening, or avoidance of co-factors for induction seem resaonable choics.

In brief: Prevention

Implies "fixing the underlying defect" and this sort of genetic engineering has not arrived - vectoring the gene in may not lead to its propoer regulation (turning on and off properly for instance).
Early detection--proper cost effective screening, or avoidance of co-factors for induction seem resaonable choics.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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