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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|9/27/2010||Hi - My mother had breat cancer at age 42 - Is it wise for me to take the contraceptive pill aged 32 or does it have no effect of the risk of getting breast cancer??|
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|9/27/2010||it has minimal effect if taken for just a few years. consider too getting a genetics evaluation for yourself as your mom may have had a breast cancer gene given her young age at diagnosis. if she is still alive ask her to go with you. she would be the person they would test (blood test) and if she is positive then you should consider testing.|
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