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If you have breasts that aren't symmetrical does that mean breast cancer risk goes up?

NO! Breast Cancer is a common disease. So you should do a Breast self examination once monthly and have a physician check you and examine the Breasts once yearly. An annual Mammogram is recommended. These are just routine good medical check up guidelines for you. Your breast Asymmetry would not pose any extra risk of breast Cancer. Read more...

How can you reduce breast cancer risk?

Healthy Lifestyle. The best things you can do include avoiding estrogen-progesterone pills, smoking, and radiation exposure. Exercise, a healthy diet, and avoidance of alcohol will further reduce the risk. A summary of a recent epidemiological study can be found below: http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/meetingcoverage/sabcs/30072. Read more...
Thus. To reduce risk of getting cancer: lifestyle choices like eating well, avoiding obesity, exercising, and limiting alcohol intake may help. Preventative tamoxifen or Evista (raloxifene) are used in a select group of high risk patients and in very high risk patients (like brca carriers) there is the option of preventative mastectomies. To reduce risk of dying of cancer: screening mammos, self exams and md exams. Read more...

Do I have breast cancer, risk if one grandma had it?

Family HX& breast CA. You will be at risk for developing breast cancer just like the rest of us. In order to have an increased risk due to family...You need two first degree relatives or family who has had ca at young age. Two first degree relatives is your mom and a sister...Not a grandma. Get your annual mammogram and do your self exams, see your md once a year :). Read more...
Yes. Your risk of developing breast cancer is related to many factors. One of the most important is a family history of breast cancer. This is more relevant in first degree relatives and a younger age at diagnosis. Some families have an inherited mutation called brca that increases risk to very high levels. Read more...