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12/11/2015My 80 year old mother has 2 first degree female relatives with breast cancer- myself and her sister (both diagnosed before ago 50). She also has 3 second degree maternal relatives with breast cancer (2 nieces & grandmother). Recently, her gyn found cysts in her left breast which hurt when pressed. In addition to making an appt to get an ultrasound, what other precautions are recommended. All living relatives with breast cancer were BRCA 1&2 negative. She is also a DES Mother. Feb. MMG negative. Thank you for this wonderful message board.
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12/12/2015unusual for someone who is now 80 to develop new cysts in her breasts. mammogram also needed with ultrasound. hoping she isn't on any HRT. she needs her breast imaging studies read by a breast imaging radiologist. those are the important things to consider. hope it is benign findings.

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