If you think you are at high risk for breast cancer
If you are concerned about your risk for breast cancer, talk with your doctor. He or she can help you understand your risk if you have a strong family history of breast cancer. Based on your risk, your doctor will recommend a screening schedule for you.
Your doctor may talk with you about genetic testing, the risks and benefits of taking hormone therapy, or even surgery if your risk is very high.
For more information, see:
Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
Breast Cancer: What Should I Do if I'm at High Risk?
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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