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My mother passed away from breast cancer also had a cousin on my fathers side had both breast removed because of cancer I have been having swelling ?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: High-risk specialist

Your family history is worrisome (especially if your mother and cousin were premenopausal or there are other family members with breast ovarian, uterine, prostate, or colon cancers).
You might want to see a specialist. If you are found to be at increased genetic risk, you may need more aggressive screening with an mri. For very high risk patients preventative drugs or surgery may be suggested.

In brief: High-risk specialist

Your family history is worrisome (especially if your mother and cousin were premenopausal or there are other family members with breast ovarian, uterine, prostate, or colon cancers).
You might want to see a specialist. If you are found to be at increased genetic risk, you may need more aggressive screening with an mri. For very high risk patients preventative drugs or surgery may be suggested.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See doctor

If you have not had routine breast cancer screening (mammograms and breast exams by a health care professional) you should have those.
If your mother had breast cancer you may have a higher risk of breast cancer. If you notice any abnormality on a self breast exam, you need to see your doctor.

In brief: See doctor

If you have not had routine breast cancer screening (mammograms and breast exams by a health care professional) you should have those.
If your mother had breast cancer you may have a higher risk of breast cancer. If you notice any abnormality on a self breast exam, you need to see your doctor.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. Leila Wing
If you already had an MRI, I can't think of any other testing
Dr. Sean Canale
tenderness and swelling are non-specific findings. Breast MRI is highly sensitive but nothing is perfect. Rather than further testing, if you're still worried, seek a second opinion from a breast specialist/breast surgeon
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