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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|10/13/2010||My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 65. She lived until age 79. She was an only child. Her mother died when she was 12(not of cancer) and her Aunt died of old age. My cousin on my Father's side was diagnosed with BC in her 30s. I was diagnosed with LCIS last year. Do you think I should do the genetic testing?|
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|10/13/2010||i think its worth your while to meet with a genetics counselor and have properly calculated what your true risk would be of having a gene. i suspect it is lower than you are picturing. so go for a consultation. if these relatives were on the same side of your family tree (ie both on your mothers or both on her fathers side) then it would be more compelling to think about genetics but i suspect you will find that your risk is not as high as you think for having BRCA1 or 2 gene|
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