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There is breast cancer history in our family. Will my 18 year old daughter's risks increase if she has breast reduction surgery?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: It shouldn't
Breast reduction surgery should not impact your daughter's breast cancer risk, although the scar tissue that forms may impair the subsequent interpretation of mammograms.
Overall, i wouldn't let this impact her decision one way or another.

In brief: It shouldn't
Breast reduction surgery should not impact your daughter's breast cancer risk, although the scar tissue that forms may impair the subsequent interpretation of mammograms.
Overall, i wouldn't let this impact her decision one way or another.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No,other factors can
Breast reduction does not increase the risk for breast cancer but a larger sized/volume breast does carry a higher risk.
The family history of breast cancer or having a positive brca gene increases her risk. There are other factors to consider. In a breast reduction the removed tissue is sent to pathology and her surgeon will be able to tell her the report during the first or second post-op visit.

In brief: No,other factors can
Breast reduction does not increase the risk for breast cancer but a larger sized/volume breast does carry a higher risk.
The family history of breast cancer or having a positive brca gene increases her risk. There are other factors to consider. In a breast reduction the removed tissue is sent to pathology and her surgeon will be able to tell her the report during the first or second post-op visit.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
A breast reduction will not alter the risk of breast cancer.

In brief: No
A breast reduction will not alter the risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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