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Posted by rosilita on July 27, 2000 at 08:43:07:

In Reply to: Breast Cancer posted by Rosie00 on July 26, 2000 at 18:44:10:

: My family has a pattern developed now of breast cancer, both my mother and grandmother had breast cancer. I've read and heard that breast cancer is genetic. Does this mean that I'm doomed to follow in their steps? I'm only 30 and I don't have any signs of breast cancer when I give myself self-exams. I eat healthy and am active. I'll appreciate any advice from those who had breast cancer or know someone who had breast cancer.

if you want to know if you have a gene that carrys breast cancer it involves a simple blood test. the two main breast genes are brac1 and brac2, even if your mother carries it there is only a 50% chance that you would. some people with a history like yours want to know this, and some don't.

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