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If my mom had breast cancer, will I most likely get it?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 9 years
 
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    No. My mom had breast cancer, and it's something I think about a lot. So far, I don't and none of her sisters have been diagnosed. Your chances do increase if your mother, sister, or daughter has been diagnosed with breast cancer, but it's definitely not a guarantee you will get it. I think a lot of it depends on if you carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. You may want to ask your doctor about getting tested for this if you have a family history. Hope this helps!
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