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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|10/16/2010||Hi Lillie I was diagnosed with multifocal dcis 4 years ago hormone receptor negative, treated with mastectomy and reconstruction, my first cousin on my fathers side recently passed away with breast cancer in early 50's strong family history on my fathers side of different cancers in the men prostate, parotid, stomach and throat. do you think I would benefit from genetic counseling, I was diagnosed at age 48|
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|10/16/2010||its worth your time to meet with a genetics counselor. the types of cancer you have mentioned are not genetically linked. just your cousin who you mentioned would impact your risk. other cancers of concern are ovarian, melanoma, pancreatic, colorectal. But you were young when diagnosed so that is reason enough for a thoughtful discussion about this.|
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