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What are the chances of me having breast cancer

By October 5, 2011 - 2:23pm
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My nipple on my right breast hurts really bad. I looked at myself in the mirror and its alot darker than my left one. My Grandmother had breast cancer so it runs in the family. My great grandmother had cancer too. When i feel my breast there is something right beside my nipple that is about the size of a pastashio and it hurts when there is pressure applied to it. what should i do?

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According to the American Cancer Society, "Breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives have this disease. Having one first-degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer approximately doubles a woman's risk. Having 2 first-degree relatives (grandmother, aunt) increases her risk about 3-fold. Simply being a woman is the main risk factor for developing breast cancer.
Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older. About 1 out of 8 invasive breast cancers are found in women younger than 45, while about 2 of 3 invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older.About 5% to 10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, resulting directly from gene defects (called mutations) inherited from a parent."
Since you have noticed a small mass in your breast plus a change in nipple color and are having nipple pain, consult your physician for an evaluation.


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