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How can I know if i'm at high risk of getting breast cancer?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Breast Cancer risk

factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, obesity,

In brief: Breast Cancer risk

factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, obesity,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risk assessment

There are specialists who will evaluate you risk, recommend screening, and advise you how to reduce such risk.
They will also determine if you need genetic testing. Ask your family doc or gyn about this.

In brief: Risk assessment

There are specialists who will evaluate you risk, recommend screening, and advise you how to reduce such risk.
They will also determine if you need genetic testing. Ask your family doc or gyn about this.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Genetics

If you have a first degree relative(mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer DX before age 50, if there are 2 relatives affected, use of estrogen for more than 8 years, dense breast tissue.

In brief: Genetics

If you have a first degree relative(mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer DX before age 50, if there are 2 relatives affected, use of estrogen for more than 8 years, dense breast tissue.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Genetic Counselor

Speak with a genetic counselor.

In brief: Genetic Counselor

Speak with a genetic counselor.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Talk to your doctor

Discuss with your doctor your family history, lifestyle, etc.
Also discuss available tests to determine your genetic risk.

In brief: Talk to your doctor

Discuss with your doctor your family history, lifestyle, etc.
Also discuss available tests to determine your genetic risk.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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