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10/20/2017My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39, died at 44. My aunt and my grandma also have breast cancer, there is more different types of cancer in my family.
I have very fibrocystic breasts,( multiple up to chestnut sized lumps, with redness on my skin, very sore) I had already 2 surgeries for removal of benign lumps( 1 time I had discharge coming out of my nipple, the milk ducts were blocked)
I am 35 years old. Should I get tested for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene?
Are there any remedies treatments, some days it is really painful.
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10/20/2017If your aunt was a maternal aunt and is still living, ask her about getting tested first. if she is positive for a breast cancer gene mutation, then you should get tested too. if she is on your dad's side of the family, then you should get tested soon. there is a panel of breast cancer genes you can be tested for today. wise to do this. Regarding your last question, avoid caffeine.

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