• If Mother have breast cancer, what is right age for her daughter to start body check up?

    Asked by Jivan on Thursday, February 21, 2013

    If Mother have breast cancer, what is right age for her daughter to start body check up?

    If Mother have breast cancer, what is right age for her daughter to start body check up?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • RachaelC@StF's Avatar
      RachaelC@StF Community Outreach Coordinator 317-528-7794

      Hi Jivan,
      If your family has a strong family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer (that means two ore more first-degree relatives with breast/ovarian cancer), and you are over the age of 25, you should be receiving a clinical breast exam every six months to a year and a mammogram every year starting 10 years younger than the relative was diagnosed ( for example, if your mom was diagnosed at 45, you should receive a mammo at age 35.) Check this website out for a timeline of when you should be doing things:

      http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/RecommendationsforWomenwithHigherRisk.html

      Also, has your mom thought about genetic testing? Those tests will reveal whether or not she has the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutations. If she does, you could get tested as well to see if the mutation was passed down to you. Your screening regimen can change from there.

      Hopefully this helps. If you have any more questions or need clarification, please don't hesitate to ask!

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Speak with your oby/gyn about how often you should have clinical breast exams and at what age you should start having mammograms. if mom has testing and is positive. get tested too

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      the recommendation for 1st mammo is 10 years younger than mom was Dx.....but she should start doing breast self exams in her 20's as well as clinical breast exams by her pcp or gyn....Of course if BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 or strong family history of breast cancer, the answer might be different.

      over 4 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar
      Debbie

      Due to family history, my OB/Gyn began ordering mammograms when I was 30, annual breast exam & pap smears since my early 20s. None of the women in my family had genetic testing until me (after diagnosis) but 2 of them had cancer (breast and cervical).

      over 4 years ago

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