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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|6/21/2012||56-year old ovarian cancer survivor. Etrogen-receptive. 2 years and 8 months since surgery and no recurrance. BRCA 1 and 2 negative. Also colon cancer survivor. HNPCC negative. Maternal grandmother has breast cancer in her 80ies. Completely resolved by surgery. Mother had DCIS stage 0 at 80. No other cancer in near relatives. My medical oncologist wants me to go on Armidex to prevent breast cancer. I am resisting - due to side-effects. How can I determine my actual risk for getting breast cancer? I don't think it's that high. But maybe I'm just in denial. Had my OvCa and colon surgeries at Hopkins, but my medical oncology locally in Gaithersburg, MD. I think my chance of getting recurrent ovarian cancer is much greater than breast cancer -- so I want to live without joint pain for as long as I've got. :)|
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|6/21/2012||come and meet with Kala Visvanathan for a high risk assessment. she will be able to tell you your risk for both types of cancers specifically for you. 410-955-8964. ask for linda thompson.|
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