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Topic: Mom just diagnosed

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 06:33PM - edited Jun 11, 2018 07:28PM by LadyBee

LadyBee wrote:

I was on here earlier in the year for a benign breast condition. However, my biological mother was just diagnosed at 46 with DCIS behind the left nipple due to suspicious microcalcifications. She also has microcalcifications along her chest wall. I know it's stage 0 and often not even considered cancer. I haven't found out any of the details in regards to grade or anything like that. But her mother died at 44 from stage 4 breast cancer. To my knowledge, she hasn't had any genetic testing done. I found out through Facebook and am not a happy camper. But with all that aside, is my risk now increased? I believe this diagnosis increases her risk for more invasive Bc down the road, right? Anyway, I had a feeling a diagnosis would come from her one day and am concerned about mine and my daughter's futures now, as shallow as it may sound.

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Jun 11, 2018 07:18PM MelissaDallas wrote:

You should have genetic counseling/testing if both your mom & her mom have/had breast cancer-especially premenopausally.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Jun 11, 2018 07:21PM - edited Jun 11, 2018 07:22PM by LadyBee

Yeah, I'll talk to my doctor about it at my follow up breast ultrasound coming up. It wasn't a TRUE concern when it was just my maternal grandma's diagnosis and demise.. But only because there was no pattern... Yet. Now there seems to be a genetic history/possible mutation. Is genetic counseling usually built into treatment?

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Jun 11, 2018 08:23PM MelissaDallas wrote:

You don't have to depend on her treatment. You can tell your gyn or other doctor you want a referral due to family history

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Jun 11, 2018 10:53PM LadyBee wrote:

I'm due for a follow up ultrasound so I'll discuss it with them then. I feel it's a valid concern at this point.

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Jun 13, 2018 09:12AM edwards750 wrote:

Definitely get tested. My sister and I both have BC. Our mother had it on her late 60s. She died 11 years ago but not from BC. I’m almost 7 years out and my sister just had s local recurrence at 4 1/2 years out.

We didn’t get tested. Moot point now for us but I have a daughter and 3 granddaughters so they sure need to.

My mother had an aunt with BC as well.

Diane

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Jun 13, 2018 10:53AM MelissaDallas wrote:

Even if you don't test positive for any cancer genes, I believe they still often recommend you start regular screenings at ten years younger than your immediate family member was diagnosed.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.

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