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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|5/5/2011||Hi, I'm almost 57. My mother had contralateral b.c. at age 70 and 75. Her cousin had b.c. twice, but I don't know if it was contralateral or a recurrence. I had a benign papilloma 5 years ago- non-atypicl hyperplasia, focally red, partial stenosis...and I have moderately dense breasts. My recent mammo was fine, but this time they suggested I consider an MRI and genetic testing because of "my family history." Doesn't seem like much of one to me. She said my mother counts as two first degree relatives due to the contralateral b.c. I am not sure there's enough reason to do genetic testing. Thanks.|
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|5/6/2011||your mother's breast cancer, given her age, doesn't increase your risk that much-- at least not enough to flag you for genetics unless it was bilateral cancer.|
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