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6/18/2017I was diagnosed stage 1, no nodes, 9mm tumor at age 43 in 2005. I had high onco score of 52. I had lumpectomy, clear margins, dose dense chemo with radiation and tamoxifen for 5 years. Just took genetic test and found out I have mutated Chek2 gene. Doctors want new MRI's and Colonoscopy done. Had a colonoscopy 4 years ago and only very small benign polyp. This has thrown me into a bit of a scare. Is there any studies on long term survival and/or what this new development means to me? Thank you
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6/19/2017you have already been diagnosed with the breast cancer for which you were at risk of getting. what you might want to do is meet with a doctor to further discuss your risk of local recurrence and getting a new primary in the other breast potentially. you should live out a normal life having had early stage breast cancer and no know about your gene mutation.

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