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My mother died of breast cancer at the age of 38 - does this mean I might get it?

Cindy Ono Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 9 years
  • Betsy Chapin Profile
    Sobreviviente desde 2010
    I am so sorry to hear your mom died so young of breast cancer. You have breast cancer history in your family so you are at greater risk. However, I believe every woman is at risk since 1 in 8 woman have a chance of getting breast cancer. The difference for you is that you want to be diligent in getting mammograms as directed by your physician and the doctor may recommend you start at an earlier age than the general population.
    almost 9 years Comment Flag
  • Cathy Wadkins Profile
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    Dear Cindy Just stay on your checkups regular that's all you can do
    over 8 years Comment Flag
  • sandra hayley Profile
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    My mother also passed away of breast cancer at the age of 40 - I have had cancer twice and now found out I have the breast cancer gene..you should get checked out to be on the safe side! Good luck, sorry for your loss..I know how hard it is.
    almost 8 years Comment Flag

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