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How do you find out if you have breast cancer? Because that runs in my family and I'm scared.

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 8 years
 
  • Alice Eisele Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Even if other women in your family have had breast cancer, it does not automaticly mean the BRAC gene is present. Discuss it with your doctor. Dilligence in having your yearly check-ups and also knowing your own body are two of the best things you can do. In additon educate yourself on the signs of breast cancer. The educational material on this site is a great place to start. Just because it runs in your family doesn't always mean you will get it, and also some women who don't have a family history do get it. (as in my case) Just remember Knowledge is power.
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  • Sarah Adams Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    Knowledge IS power, so I suggest the BRCA gene mutation test. If the mutation is present, it drastically increases your risk. I had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy
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    • Sarah Adams Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Knowledge IS power, so I suggest the BRCA gene mutation test. If the mutation is present, it drastically increases your risk. I had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy

      over 8 years Flag
    • Sarah Adams Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      because of my family history

      over 8 years Flag

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